how to pronounce rockabilly


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the above transcription of rockabilly 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.

rockabilly is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… added country and rockabilly to it and …”

meanings of rockabilly


  1. A member of the subculture associated with rockabilly music.
  2. A genre of music originating from the South (United States) and mixing elements of rock, blues, country, hillbilly boogie and bluegrass music.

rockabilly frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rockabilly occurs in english on average 1.2 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 rockabilly 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 rockabilly can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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