how to pronounce flail


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flail is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… carrying the nakaka the flail which …”

meanings of flail


  1. To thresh.
  2. To wave or swing vigorously.
  3. To move like a flail.
  4. To beat using a flail or similar implement.


  1. A weapon which has the (usually spherical) striking part attached to the handle with a flexible joint such as a chain.
  2. A tool used for threshing, consisting of a long handle with a shorter stick attached with a short piece of chain, thong or similar material.

flail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flail occurs in english on average 0.5 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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