how to pronounce fledgling


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the above transcription of fledgling 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.

fledgling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… returned to his fledgling life of crime …”

meanings of fledgling


  1. An immature, naïve or inexperienced person.
  2. An insect that has just fledged, i.e. undergone its final moult to become an adult or imago.
  3. A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).


  1. Emergent or rising.
  2. Untried or inexperienced.

fledgling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fledgling occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

topics fledgling can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fledgling can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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