how to pronounce preen


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The above transcription of preen 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.

preen is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i preen a bit in front of the camera and …”

meanings of preen


  1. To trim up, as trees.
  2. To show off, posture, or smarm.
  3. To pin; fasten.
  4. To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers.


  1. A forked tool used by clothiers for dressing cloth.
  2. Bodkin; brooch.
  3. Pin.

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