how to pronounce snail


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snail is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… fish so the snail can eat it but the …”

meanings of snail


  1. A tortoise or testudo; a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers.
  2. A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.
  3. A slow person; a sluggard.
  4. The pod of the snail clover.
  5. Any of very many animals (either hermaphroditic or nonhermaphroditic), of the class Gastropoda, having a coiled shell.


  1. To move or travel very slowly.

snail frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word snail occurs in english on average 2.9 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 snail 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 snail can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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