how to pronounce curlew


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the above transcription of curlew 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.

curlew is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… on the curlew and the golden plover and …”

meanings of curlew


  1. A stone curlew.
  2. Any of several migratory wading birds in the genus Numenius of the family Scolopacidae, remarkable for their long, slender, downcurved bills.

curlew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word curlew occurs in english on average 0.9 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 curlew 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 curlew can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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