how to pronounce parachute


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the above transcription of parachute 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.

parachute is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… was not a parachute this was this was a …”

meanings of parachute


  1. A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
  2. A web or fold of skin extending between the legs of gliding mammals, such as the flying squirrel and colugo.
  3. A small collar which fastens around the scrotum and from which weights can be hung.


  1. To introduce into a place using such a device.
  2. To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.
  3. To place (somebody) in an organisation in a position of authority without their having previous experience there; used with in or into.

parachute frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word parachute occurs in english on average 4.9 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 parachute 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 parachute can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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