how to pronounce lemming


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the above transcription of lemming 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.

lemming is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the lemming or the rat dropping from the …”

meanings of lemming


  1. A small Arctic and Subarctic rodent from any of six genera of similar rodents.
  2. Any member of a group given to conformity or groupthink, especially a group poised to follow a leader off a cliff.

lemming frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lemming occurs in english on average 0.1 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 lemming 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 lemming can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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