how to pronounce pirate


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the above transcription of pirate 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.

pirate is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… building our pirate treasure child …”

meaning of pirate

Pirate is a person who engages in a maritime crime that involves the use of violence or force to seize and plunder ships and their cargo.

pirate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pirate occurs in english on average 2.8 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 pirate 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 pirate can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to pirate


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