how to pronounce pinafore


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the above transcription of pinafore 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.

pinafore is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… little pinafore dress I've totally …”

meanings of pinafore


  1. A sleeveless dress, often similar to an apron, generally worn over other clothes. Most often worn by young girls as an overdress.

pinafore frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pinafore occurs in english on average 0.5 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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