how to pronounce reeve


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the above transcription of reeve 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.

reeve is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Richard Reeve a London instrument maker …”

meanings of reeve


  1. Any of several local officials, with varying responsibilities.
  2. The holder of a proposed but unadopted commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force, equivalent to wing commander.
  3. The president of a township or municipal district council.
  4. A female of the species Philomachus pugnax, a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia; the male is a ruff.


  1. To pass (a rope) through a hole or opening, especially so as to fasten it.


  1. An occupational surname for a bailiff.

reeve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word reeve occurs in english on average 2.2 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 reeve 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 reeve can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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