how to pronounce gnome


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the above transcription of gnome 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.

gnome is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… when you're done you return the gnome to …”

meanings of gnome


  1. The northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, a small owl of the western United States.
  2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
  3. A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.
  4. An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.
  5. One of a race of imaginary human-like beings, usually depicted as short and typically bearded males, who inhabit the inner parts of the earth and act as guardians of mines, mineral treasure, etc.; in modern fantasy literature, when distinguished from dwarves, gnomes are usually even smaller than dwarves and more focussed on engineering than mining.
  6. An elemental (spirit or corporeal creature associated with a classical element) associated with earth.
  7. A small statue of a dwarf-like character, often bearded, placed in a garden.
  8. A banker, especially a secretive international one.


  1. An open source, free software computer desktop environment for Unix operating systems.

gnome frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gnome 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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