how to pronounce kneecap


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the above transcription of kneecap 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.

kneecap is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a bone tumor of the kneecap on a girl …”

meanings of kneecap


  1. A cap or strong covering for the knees, used chiefly for horses, to protect their knees in case of a fall.
  2. A metal cover trim that fits over a panel rib after it has been cut and bent.
  3. The flat, roundish bone in the knee.


  1. To destroy the knees of (a person), usually by shooting at the knees, as a punishment carried out by criminals or terrorists.

kneecap frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kneecap occurs in english on average 0.5 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 kneecap 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 kneecap can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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