how to pronounce squid


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the above transcription of squid 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.

squid is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… like a giant octopus or squid or general …”

meanings of squid


  1. A motorcyclist, especially a sport biker, characterized by reckless riding and lack of protective gear.
  2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
  3. Acronym of superconducting quantum interference device, a sensor that uses certain quantum effects to detect small magnetic fields.
  4. A sailor in the Navy.
  5. A quid; one pound sterling.
  6. Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles.


  1. To fish with the kind of hook called a squid.
  2. To cause squidding (an improper, partial, parachute inflation, that results in the sides of the parachute folding in on the center, and pulsating back and forth).

squid frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word squid occurs in english on average 1.6 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 squid 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 squid can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) transport and travel;

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