how to pronounce swain


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the above transcription of swain 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.

swain is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… are going to pipe these boat swain calls …”

meanings of swain


  1. A knight's servant; an attendant.
  2. A young man or boy in service; a servant.
  3. A rural lover; a male sweetheart in a pastoral setting.
  4. A country labourer; a countryman, a rustic.


  1. A surname​.

swain frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swain 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.

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