how to pronounce nib


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nib is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… really really tiny thin little nib I got …”

meanings of nib


  1. The shaft of a wagon.
  2. One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  3. A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  4. The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  5. Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  6. The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
  7. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.


  1. To fit (a pen) with a nib.


  1. Of a product that is the subject of a consumer sale: new and still in its original packaging; not used.

nib frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nib occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

topics nib 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 nib can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to nib


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