the above transcription of viking 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.
viking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word viking occurs in english on average 6.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
viking is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of viking pronunciation
An example use of viking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… meet Mike Viking happiness researcher …”
meanings of viking
A Norseman (mediaeval Scandinavian).
An ethnic Swede, Norwegian, Dane, Icelander or Faroe Islander.
A player on the Minnesota Vikings NFL team.
One of the Scandinavian or other Northern European seafaring warriors that raided (and then settled) the British Isles and other parts of Europe in the 8^th to the 11^th centuries and, according to many historians, were the first Europeans to reach North America.
A stock character common in the fantasy genre, namely a barbarian, generally equipped with an axe or sword and a helmet adorned with horns.