how to pronounce clanger


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the above transcription of clanger 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.

clanger is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… pierce morgan clanger um because …”

meanings of clanger


  1. A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas.
  2. An early hi-hat consisting of cymbals mounted on the rim of a bass drum and struck with an arm on the drum's pedal.
  3. A mistake made by a player; counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".
  4. An inhabitant of Bedfordshire.
  5. The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound.
  6. Something that clangs; an alarm bell (also figuratively).

clanger frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clanger occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

words that rhyme with clanger


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