how to pronounce barbel


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the above transcription of barbel 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.

barbel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and the barbel and and whatever I didn't …”

meanings of barbel


  1. Whisker-like sensory organs, located around the mouth of certain fish, including catfish, carp, goatfish, sturgeon, and some types of shark.
  2. A freshwater fish of the genus Barbus or other closely related genera.
  3. A barb or pap under the tongues of horses and cattle.

barbel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barbel occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

topics barbel 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 barbel can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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