how to pronounce shepherd


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the above transcription of shepherd 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.

shepherd is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i got an 89 pound german shepherd i get …”

meanings of shepherd


  1. A person who tends sheep, especially a grazing flock.
  2. The pastor of a church; one who guides others in religion.
  3. Someone who watches over, looks after, or guides somebody.
  4. A swain; a rustic male lover.


  1. To watch over; to guide.
  2. For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.


  1. A male given name.
  2. An English occupational surname​.

shepherd frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word shepherd occurs in english on average 8.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with shepherd


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