how to pronounce parapet


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parapet is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… axle along the parapet surprisingly …”

meanings of parapet


  1. A low protective wall. Hyponym: balustrade.
  2. A fortification consisting of a wall.
  3. Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.

parapet frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word parapet occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

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