how to pronounce sylph


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sylph is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of sylph


  1. An invisible being of the air.
  2. A slender woman or girl, usually graceful and sometimes with the implication of sublime station over everyday people.
  3. Any of the mainly dark green and blue hummingbirds (genus Aglaiocercus), the male of which has a long forked tail.
  4. The elemental being of air, usually female.

sylph frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sylph occurs in english on average 0.1 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 sylph 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 sylph can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sylph


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