how to pronounce bristle


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the above transcription of bristle 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.

bristle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it doesn't bristle the way that the old …”

meanings of bristle


  1. To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.
  2. Abound, to have an abundance of something.
  3. To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
  4. To fix a bristle to.


  1. A stiff or coarse hair.
  2. The hairs or other filaments that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.


  1. Bristol, England (in imitation of the local dialect).

bristle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bristle occurs in english on average 0.8 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 bristle 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 bristle can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with bristle


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