how to pronounce hangnail


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hangnail is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of hangnail


  1. A loose, narrow strip of nail tissue protruding from the side edge and anchored near the base of a fingernail or toenail.
  2. A pointed upper corner of the toenail (often created by improperly trimming by rounding the corner) that, as the nail grows, presses into the flesh or protrudes so that it may catch (“hang") on stockings or shoes.

hangnail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hangnail occurs in english on average 0 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 hangnail can be related to

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1) food and health;

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