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The above transcription of earwig 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.

earwig is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… being able to sort of be earwig into …”

meanings of earwig


  1. To eavesdrop.
  2. To eavesdrop on.
  3. To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
  4. To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.


  1. One who whispers insinuations; a secret counsellor.
  2. Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera that have elongated bodies, large membranous wings folded underneath short leathery forewings and a pair of large pincers protruding from the rear of the abdomen.
  3. A flatterer.

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