how to pronounce abseil


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the above transcription of abseil 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.

abseil is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abseil in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… overhang that provided a fun abseil on …”

meanings of abseil


  1. To descend a steep or vertical drop using a rope with a mechanical friction device or (classic abseil) by wrapping the rope around the body; to rappel.


  1. A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device.

abseil frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abseil occurs in english on average 0.9 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.

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