how to pronounce sprawl


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the above transcription of sprawl 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.

sprawl is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the middle of mexico city's sprawl while …”

meanings of sprawl


  1. To spread out in a disorderly fashion; to straggle.
  2. To sit with the limbs spread out.


  1. An ungainly sprawling posture.
  2. A straggling, haphazard growth, especially of housing on the edge of a city.

sprawl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sprawl occurs in english on average 1 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 sprawl 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 sprawl can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sprawl


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