how to pronounce viking


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viking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… meet Mike Viking happiness researcher …”

meanings of viking


  1. A Norseman (mediaeval Scandinavian).
  2. An ethnic Swede, Norwegian, Dane, Icelander or Faroe Islander.
  3. A player on the Minnesota Vikings NFL team.
  4. 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.
  5. A stock character common in the fantasy genre, namely a barbarian, generally equipped with an axe or sword and a helmet adorned with horns.
  6. Alternative letter-case form of Viking.


  1. A town in Alberta, Canada.
  2. A sea area between Scotland and Norway.
  3. A city in Minnesota.

viking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word viking occurs in english on average 3.3 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 viking 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 viking can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with viking


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