how to pronounce navel


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the above transcription of navel 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.

navel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… used to wear his navel tie every day of …”

meanings of navel


  1. The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
  2. An eye on the underside of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
  3. The central part or point of anything; the middle.
  4. A navel orange.

navel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word navel occurs in english on average 1.2 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 navel 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 navel can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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