how to pronounce preen


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preen is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of preen in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… gathered a Polish preen and participate …”

meanings of preen


  1. To trim up, as trees.
  2. To show off, posture, or smarm.
  3. To pin; fasten.
  4. To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers.


  1. A forked tool used by clothiers for dressing cloth.
  2. Bodkin; brooch.
  3. Pin.

preen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word preen occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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