how to pronounce kebab


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kebab is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… stabbed you with like a kebab knife so i …”

meanings of kebab


  1. The vulva.
  2. A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted on a skewer or spit, especially a doner kebab.
  3. A shish kebab or any other food on a skewer.
  4. A Muslim, usually of southern European, Middle Eastern, or North African descent.
  5. The outward growing portions of a shish kebab structure.


  1. To stab or skewer.
  2. To roast in the style of a kebab.

kebab frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kebab 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 kebab 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 kebab can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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