how to pronounce snowball


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the above transcription of snowball 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.

snowball is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… then can kind of snowball on you because …”

meaning of snowball

A snowball is a type of snow that is formed when snowflakes stick together.

snowball frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word snowball occurs in english on average 1.4 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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