how to pronounce dreadlocks


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the above transcription of dreadlocks 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.

dreadlocks is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you've got brown eyes and dreadlocks he …”

meanings of dreadlocks


  1. A hairstyle worn by Rastafarians and others in which the hair is left to grow into long matted strings.

dreadlocks frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dreadlocks 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.

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