how to pronounce iceberg


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iceberg is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we don't see the iceberg under the water …”

meanings of iceberg


  1. A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf.
  2. An impending disastrous event whose adverse effects are only beginning to show, in reference to one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg being visible above water.
  3. An aloof person.

iceberg frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word iceberg occurs in english on average 2.4 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 iceberg 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 iceberg can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to iceberg


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