how to pronounce dovetail

/ˈdʌv.tɛɪl/

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dovetail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dovetail 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.

dovetail is pronounced in two syllables

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dʌvtɛɪl

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

“… facing but dovetail into that narrative …”

meanings of dovetail

verb:

  1. [+object].
  2. To unite with a dovetail joint.
  3. To interweave a number of subprograms or algorithms so that they can be run more or less simultaneously.
  4. (by extension) to fit together well.
  5. [+ with (object)].

noun:

  1. A type of joint where adjoining boards are fastened by interlocking fan-shaped cutouts.

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