how to pronounce clan


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the above transcription of clan 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.

clan is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… do any of my clan cream thank you …”

meanings of clan


  1. A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain.
  2. A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  3. Any group defined by family ties with some sort of political unity.
  4. A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  5. A badger colony.

clan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word clan occurs in english on average 4.4 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.

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