how to pronounce swallowtail


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the above transcription of swallowtail 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.

swallowtail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swallowtail occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

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.

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