how to pronounce ribbon


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ribbon is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Cerner led a blue-ribbon commission that …”

meanings of ribbon


  1. A watchspring.
  2. In ice cream and similar confections, an ingredient (often chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or fudge) added in a long narrow strip.
  3. A long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
  4. An awareness ribbon.
  5. A painted moulding on the side of a ship.
  6. Alternative form of ribband.
  7. A bandsaw.
  8. A sliver.
  9. A subheadline presented above its parent headline.
  10. A narrow strip or shred.
  11. A toolbar that incorporates tabs and menus.
  12. An inked strip of material against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
  13. Reins for a horse.
  14. A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.


  1. To stripe or streak.
  2. To decorate with ribbon.

ribbon frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word ribbon occurs in english on average 51.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ribbon 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 ribbon can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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