how to pronounce skimmer


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skimmer is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of skimmer


  1. A device used to read and record the magnetic code from a credit card for later fraudulent use.
  2. A sailor in the surface forces, as opposed to a submariner.
  3. Any of three species of bird in the genus Rynchops of the family Laridae, that feed by skimming the surface of water bodies with their bills in flight.
  4. Any of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, such as the sea clams and large scallops.
  5. A sieve-like, slotted spoon.
  6. A ballet flat shoe.
  7. A small, fast-moving spacecraft.
  8. A device that skims.
  9. Any of the dragonflies in the family Libellulidae.
  10. A person who skims.
  11. A surface ship.


  1. To move quickly, to flutter.
  2. To shimmer.

skimmer frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word skimmer occurs in english on average 0.2 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 skimmer 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 skimmer can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) transport and travel;

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