how to pronounce yokel


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the above transcription of yokel 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.

yokel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Somali yokel and fatima zahra Ibrahim …”

meanings of yokel


  1. An unsophisticated person.
  2. A person of rural background.

yokel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word yokel 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.

topics yokel 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 yokel can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to yokel


words that rhyme with yokel


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