how to pronounce guillotine


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the above transcription of guillotine 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.

guillotine is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… number 7 the guillotine was still in use …”

meaning of guillotine

A guillotine is a device with a blade at the bottom of a tall, upright frame. It is used to quickly and efficiently decapitate a person by severing the head from the body.

guillotine frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word guillotine occurs in english on average 2.1 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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