how to pronounce sherlock


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the above transcription of sherlock 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.

sherlock is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of sherlock


  1. To deduce.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Sherlock.
  3. To search.
  4. To obsolete a unique feature in third-party software by introducing a similar or identical feature to the OS or a first-party program/app.


  1. A detective (from Sherlock Holmes), especially used ironically to address somebody who has stated the obvious.
  2. An English surname​.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, of rare usage.

sherlock frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sherlock occurs in english on average 4.4 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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