how to pronounce gerbil


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the above transcription of gerbil 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.

gerbil is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… with a gerbil lodged in his backside the …”

meanings of gerbil


  1. To insert a small animal into one's rectum (a sexual practice in urban myth).
  2. To rotate inside a monowheel or similar apparatus due to sudden acceleration or braking.


  1. One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and certain other genera in subfamily Gerbillinae, with leaping powers resembling the jerboa, native to Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

gerbil frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gerbil 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.

topics gerbil 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 gerbil can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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