how to pronounce tabby


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the above transcription of tabby 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.

tabby is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… equally impressive tabby called Larry …”

meanings of tabby


  1. An old maid or gossip.
  2. A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock.
  3. A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
  4. A brindled cat.


  1. Brindled; diversified in color.
  2. Having a wavy or watered appearance.


  1. To give a wavy or watered appearance to (a textile).


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Tabitha.

tabby frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tabby occurs in english on average 0.8 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 tabby 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 tabby can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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