how to pronounce sheik


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the above transcription of sheik 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.

sheik is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… little bit but a sheik okay which is …”

meanings of sheik


  1. An honorific for specialists in spirituality.
  2. An Arab, especially one dressed in traditional clothing.
  3. The leader of an Arab village, family or small tribe.
  4. A romantic lover. (from the 1921 film The Sheik).
  5. An official title for members of the royal family as well as some prominent families.
  6. An Islamic religious cleric; the leader of an Islamic religious order.

sheik frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sheik occurs in english on average 2.3 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 sheik 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 sheik can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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