how to pronounce nappy


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the above transcription of nappy 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.

nappy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… an enormous nappy two of a stand on each …”

meanings of nappy


  1. Having a nap (of cloth etc.); downy; shaggy.
  2. Inclined to sleep; sleepy.
  3. Brittle.
  4. Foamy; having a large head.
  5. Nervous, excitable.
  6. Of hair: tightly curled or twisted; frizzy (often specifically in reference to Afro textured hair).


  1. An absorbent garment worn by a baby who does not yet have voluntary control of his or her bladder and bowels or by someone who is incontinent; a diaper.
  2. A kind of strong ale; nappy ale.
  3. A shallow, flat-bottomed earthenware or glass bowl with sloping sides.


  1. To put a nappy on.

nappy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nappy occurs in english on average 1.8 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 nappy 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 nappy can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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