how to pronounce couscous


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the above transcription of couscous 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.

couscous is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and they don't move so the couscous is …”

meanings of couscous


  1. A pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina.

couscous frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word couscous occurs in english on average 0.3 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 couscous 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 couscous can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to couscous


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