how to pronounce harpy


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the above transcription of harpy 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.

harpy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… tomb of Joan of harpy of Joan of Beverly …”

meanings of harpy


  1. The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
  2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
  3. A shrewish woman.
  4. A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Harpia harpyja).
  5. A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture.

harpy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word harpy occurs in english on average 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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