how to pronounce switchblade


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the above transcription of switchblade 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.

switchblade is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… bedroom and I got a switchblade knife …”

meanings of switchblade


  1. To spring open or up.
  2. To attack or cut with a switchblade.
  3. To (cause to) make a sudden move or transition.


  1. A folding knife with a blade which opens automatically (under spring pressure) when a button is pressed.

switchblade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word switchblade 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 switchblade 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 switchblade can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to switchblade


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