how to pronounce totem

/ˈtoʊtəm/

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totem is pronounced in two syllables

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toʊtəm

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

“… the bottom of the totem pole we don't …”

meanings of totem

noun:

  1. The clan whose kinship is defined in reference to such an object or creature.
  2. An arbitrarily chosen object serving as a reminder to check whether one is awake or not, to aid in having lucid dreams.
  3. Any natural object or living creature that serves as an emblem of a tribe, clan or family.
  4. The representation of such object or creature.

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