how to pronounce herringbone


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herringbone is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of herringbone


  1. A bone of a herring.
  2. A method of climbing a hill by pointing the skis outward in a V-shape to keep from sliding backwards.
  3. A zigzag pattern, especially made by bricks, on a cloth, or by stitches in sewing.
  4. Twilled fabric woven in rows of parallel sloping lines.


  1. To climb a hill by pointing the skis outward in a V-shape to keep from sliding backwards.
  2. To stitch in a herringbone pattern.

herringbone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word herringbone occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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