how to pronounce glacier


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the above transcription of glacier 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.

glacier is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Stockholm in Sweden and the Glacier Bay …”

meanings of glacier


  1. A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.

glacier frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word glacier occurs in english on average 2.3 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.

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