how to pronounce whirligig


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whirligig is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of whirligig


  1. A device for punishing prisoners, comprising a wooden cage that rapidly spins around.
  2. A device incorporating spinning, wind-driven propellers or pinwheels, used as whimsical outdoor decoration in a garden or on a porch.
  3. A whirligig beetle.
  4. Anything that whirls or spins around, such as a toy top or a merry-go-round.

whirligig frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whirligig occurs in english on average 0.2 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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