how to pronounce skein


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skein is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of skein


  1. A web, a weave, a tangle.
  2. The membrane of a fish ovary.
  3. A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.
  4. A winning streak.
  5. A group of wild fowl, (e.g. geese, goslings) when they are in flight.
  6. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel. A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread around a fifty-four inch reel.


  1. To wind or weave into a skein.

skein frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word skein occurs in english on average 1.8 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 skein 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 skein can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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