how to pronounce hyena


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The above transcription of hyena 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.

hyena is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it was a real hyena den that the hyenas …”

meanings of hyena


  1. Any of the medium-sized to large feliform carnivores of the subfamily Hyaeninae (genera Hyaena and Crocuta), native to Africa and Asia and noted for the sound similar to laughter which they can make if excited.
  2. A man that performs ritualized sex acts with recently widowed women and menarchal girls.

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