how to pronounce kerb


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the above transcription of kerb 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.

kerb is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… also had such kerb correspondence or …”

meanings of kerb


  1. The edge between the pavement and the roadway, consisting of a line of kerbstones.
  2. A stone ring built to enclose and sometimes revet the cairn or barrow built over a chamber tomb.


  1. To damage vehicle wheels or tyres by running into or over a pavement kerb.

kerb frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) transport and travel;

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