how to pronounce tutu


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the above transcription of tutu is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tutu is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know desmond tutu said that the …”

meanings of tutu


  1. Any of the genus Coriaria of shrubs and trees found in New Zealand.
  2. A ballet skirt made of layered stiff but light netting.


  1. To fiddle or mess around with something.

tutu frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tutu occurs in english on average 1.6 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 tutu 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 tutu can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to tutu


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