how to pronounce serpent


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the above transcription of serpent 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.

serpent is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… character the camp of serpent Tinka …”

meanings of serpent


  1. A snake.
  2. A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
  3. An obsolete wind instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake (Wikipedia article).
  4. A kind of firework with a serpentine motion.


  1. To encircle.
  2. To wind or meander.


  1. Serpens (constellation).

serpent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word serpent occurs in english on average 2.5 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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