how to pronounce shaman


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the above transcription of shaman 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.

shaman is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and he stayed perhaps as a shaman for a …”

meanings of shaman


  1. A traditional (prescientific) faith healer.
  2. A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a religious medium between the concrete and spirit worlds.

shaman frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shaman occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

topics shaman 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 shaman can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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