how to pronounce whimsy


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whimsy is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of whimsy


  1. An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.
  2. A whim (capstan or vertical drum).
  3. A jigsaw puzzle piece that has been cut into a recognizable shape, as if on a whim; often the shape is representative of the theme of the image used for the puzzle.
  4. A quaint and fanciful idea; a whim; playfully odd behaviour.


  1. To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.

whimsy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word whimsy occurs in english on average 4.4 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 whimsy 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 whimsy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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