how to pronounce shanty


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the above transcription of shanty 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.

shanty is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… surrounded by shanty towns known as les …”

meanings of shanty


  1. A roughly-built hut or cabin.
  2. A rudimentary or improvised dwelling, especially one not legally owned.
  3. A song a sailor sings, especially in rhythm to his work.
  4. An unlicensed pub.


  1. Jaunty; showy.
  2. Living in shanties; poor, ill-mannered and violent.


  1. To inhabit a shanty.

shanty frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shanty occurs in english on average 0.9 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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