how to pronounce topsail


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the above transcription of topsail 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.

topsail is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… all of the topsail had been removed and …”

meanings of topsail


  1. In a fore-and-aft-rigged sailing boat, the sail that is set above the gaff at the top part of the mast.
  2. A sail or either of the two sails rigged just above the course sail and supported by the topmast on a square-rigged sailing ship.


  1. A neighbourhood of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

topsail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word topsail 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 topsail 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 topsail can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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