how to pronounce swine


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swine is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… we had the h1n1 flu the swine flu back …”

meanings of swine


  1. Something difficult or awkward; a pain.
  2. Plural of sow.
  3. A pig (the animal).
  4. A police officer; a "pig".
  5. A contemptible person (plural swines).

swine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swine 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.

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