how to pronounce spire


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the above transcription of spire 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.

spire is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Lincoln Cathedral got its spire in 1311 …”

meanings of spire


  1. The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
  2. A young shoot of a plant; a spear.
  3. One of the sinuous foldings of a serpent or other reptile; a coil.
  4. A spiral.
  5. A sharp or tapering point.
  6. A tapering structure built on a roof or tower, especially as one of the central architectural features of a church or cathedral roof.
  7. The stalk or stem of a plant.
  8. Any of various tall grasses, rushes, or sedges, such as the marram, the reed canary-grass, etc.
  9. The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole.
  10. A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the charge in blasting.


  1. To furnish with a spire.
  2. To grow upwards rather than develop horizontally.
  3. To breathe.
  4. To sprout, to send forth the early shoots of growth; to germinate.

spire frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spire occurs in english on average 2.3 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 spire 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 spire can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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