how to pronounce kestrel


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the above transcription of kestrel 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.

kestrel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a rare treat the kestrel swoops down to …”

meanings of kestrel


  1. The common kestrel, Falco tinnunculus.
  2. Any of various small falcons of the genus Falco that hover while hunting.

kestrel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kestrel occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

words that rhyme with kestrel


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