how to pronounce pearl


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the above transcription of pearl 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.

pearl is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… box the lunar pearl sprocket and the …”

meanings of pearl


  1. Something precious.
  2. The clitoris.
  3. A fringe or border.
  4. A jewel or gem.
  5. The size of type between diamond and agate, standardized as 5-point.
  6. A whitish speck or film on the eye.
  7. Nacre, or mother-of-pearl.
  8. One of the circle of tubercles which form the bur on a deer's antler.
  9. A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Round lustrous pearls are used in jewellery.
  10. A light-colored tern.
  11. A fish allied to the turbot; the brill.
  12. A capsule of gelatin or similar substance containing liquid for e.g. medicinal application.


  1. To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl.
  2. To hunt for pearls.
  3. To cause to resemble pearls in shape; to make into small round grains.
  4. To resemble pearl or pearls.
  5. To cause to resemble pearls in lustre or iridescence.
  6. To dig the nose of one's surfboard into the water, often on takeoff.


  1. A female given name from English.
  2. Various Pearl Rivers, particularly the major river of Guangdong in China.

pearl frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pearl occurs in english on average 7.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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