how to pronounce swallowtail


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swallowtail is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of swallowtail


  1. The forked tail of a swallow.
  2. A type of tailcoat with two long tapering tails.^Wp.
  3. Any of various butterflies of the family Papilionidae, many of which have a long extension to each hindwing.
  4. Anything, such as a burgee, of a similar forked shape.

swallowtail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swallowtail occurs in english on average 0.1 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 swallowtail 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 swallowtail can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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