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tassel is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of tassel in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… without a tassel making it easier to …”
meanings of tassel
A ball-shaped bunch of plaited or otherwise entangled threads from which at one end protrudes a cord on which the ball is hung, and which may have loose, dangling threads at the other end (often used as decoration along the bottom of garments, curtains or other hangings).
A narrow silk ribbon, or similar, sewed to a book to be put between the pages.
A kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel.
A thin plate of gold on the back of a bishop's gloves.
The loose hairs at the end of a braid.
The panicle on a male plant of maize, which consists of loose threads with anthers on them.
A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers.
To put forth a tassel or flower.
To adorn with tassels.
tassel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word tassel occurs in english on average 0.5 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.