how to pronounce shrimp


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shrimp is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it's delicious it tastes like shrimp a …”

meanings of shrimp


  1. Any of many swimming, often edible, crustaceans, chiefly of the infraorder Caridea or the suborder Dendrobranchiata, with slender legs, long whiskers and a long abdomen.
  2. A small, puny or unimportant person.
  3. The flesh of such crustaceans.
  4. A player, supporter or other person connected with Morecambe Football Club.
  5. Initialism of sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe.


  1. To fish for shrimp.
  2. To contract; to shrink.

shrimp frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shrimp occurs in english on average 15.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to shrimp


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