how to pronounce balalaika


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the above transcription of balalaika 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.

balalaika is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of balalaika


  1. A plucked stringed instrument with a triangular body, short neck and three strings, of Russian origin.

balalaika frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word balalaika occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

words that rhyme with balalaika


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