how to pronounce fingernail


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the above transcription of fingernail 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.

fingernail is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… by a fingernail I think by the look at …”

meanings of fingernail


  1. The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.

fingernail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fingernail occurs in english on average 0.7 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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