how to pronounce jellyfish


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jellyfish is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… man of war which is a jellyfish behind …”

meanings of jellyfish


  1. A ctenophore, a member of the phylum Ctenophora (the comb jellies).
  2. A cnidarian, a member of the phylum Cnidaria.
  3. An almost transparent aquatic animal; any one of the acalephs, especially one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance.

jellyfish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jellyfish occurs in english on average 0.8 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 jellyfish 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 jellyfish can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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