how to pronounce snipe


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snipe is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but apparently snipe have a very erratic …”

meanings of snipe


  1. A member of the engineering department on a ship.
  2. A cigarette butt.
  3. A goal.
  4. Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
  5. A note or sticker attached to an existing poster to provide further information (e.g. an event is sold out), political criticism, etc.
  6. A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad.
  7. An animated promotional logo during a television show.
  8. A fool; a blockhead.
  9. A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.
  10. A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm.
  11. A shot fired from a concealed place.


  1. To shoot with a sniper rifle.
  2. To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.
  3. To score a goal.
  4. To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.
  5. To hunt snipe.
  6. To attach a note or sticker to (an existing poster) to provide further information, political criticism, etc.
  7. To move the ball quickly in a different direction.
  8. To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.
  9. To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid against (the current high bidder) at the last possible moment.


  1. A surname​.

snipe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word snipe occurs in english on average 0.3 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 snipe 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 snipe can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to snipe


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