how to pronounce calabash


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the above transcription of calabash 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.

calabash is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… placed inside a calabash tree is a …”

meanings of calabash


  1. A calabash and its contents; as much as fills such a container.
  2. The bottle gourd (calabash vine, Lagenaria siceraria), believed to have originated in Africa, which is grown for its fruit that are used as a vegetable and to make containers (sense 3); the fruit of this plant.
  3. A musical instrument, most commonly a drum or rattle, made from a calabash fruit.
  4. A tree (known as the calabash tree; Crescentia cujete) native to Central and South America, the West Indies, and southern Florida, bearing large, round fruit used to make containers (sense 3); the fruit of this tree.
  5. A container made from the mature, dried shell of the fruit of one of the above plants; also, a similarly shaped container made from some other material.

calabash frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word calabash occurs in english on average 0 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 calabash 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 calabash can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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