how to pronounce reel


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the above transcription of reel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

reel is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and i reel back …”

meaning of reel

Reel means to cause to turn or revolve rapidly.

reel frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word reel occurs in english on average 3.5 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.

topics reel can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that reel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to reel


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