how to pronounce swivel


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swivel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… keep your head on a swivel watch your …”

meanings of swivel


  1. A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.
  2. A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.
  3. Strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; force of will.
  4. A rotating of the hips.


  1. To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

swivel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swivel occurs in english on average 1.1 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 swivel 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 swivel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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