how to pronounce caribou


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the above transcription of caribou 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.

caribou is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it's made of caribou each caribou hair …”

meanings of caribou


  1. Any of several North American subspecies of the reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.


  1. A census-designated place in Plumas County, California, United States.

caribou frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word caribou occurs in english on average 0.6 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 caribou 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 caribou can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to caribou


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