how to pronounce windmill


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the above transcription of windmill 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.

windmill is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like the windmill and head spins …”

meanings of windmill


  1. Any of various large papilionid butterflies of the genus Byasa, the wings of which resemble the vanes of a windmill.
  2. The structure containing such machinery.
  3. The false shower.
  4. A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.
  5. An imaginary enemy, but presented as real.
  6. A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.
  7. A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.
  8. A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.
  9. A breakdancing move in which the dancer rolls his/her torso continuously in a circular path on the floor, across the upper chest, shoulders and back, while twirling the legs in a V shape in the air.


  1. To rotate with a sweeping motion.
  2. Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely.

windmill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word windmill occurs in english on average 1.2 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 windmill 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 windmill can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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