how to pronounce retriever


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the above transcription of retriever 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.

retriever is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and retriever as needed if you have a …”

meanings of retriever


  1. A type of gun dog that retrieves game for a hunter.
  2. A tool for retrieving materials from the body after an operation.
  3. One who retrieves something.

retriever frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retriever occurs in english on average 1.1 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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