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tangle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Caporal called the endless tangle like …”

meanings of tangle


  1. A tangled twisted mass.
  2. An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.
  3. A complicated or confused state or condition.
  4. An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
  5. A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
  6. Any long hanging thing, even a lanky person.
  7. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
  8. A form of art which consists of sections filled with repetitive patterns.


  1. To catch and hold; to ensnare.
  2. To enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
  3. To become mixed together or intertwined.
  4. To mix together or intertwine.

tangle frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tangle occurs in english on average 2.2 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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