how to pronounce niggle


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the above transcription of niggle 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.

niggle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… worrying little niggle about the the …”

meanings of niggle


  1. To use, spend, or do in a petty or trifling manner.
  2. To fidget, fiddle, be restless.
  3. To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.
  4. To dwell too much on minor points or on trifling details.


  1. Small, cramped handwriting.
  2. A minor complaint or problem.

niggle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word niggle 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 niggle 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 niggle can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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