how to pronounce marionette


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the above transcription of marionette 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.

marionette is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of marionette in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… gefallen daran eine marionette der d3 zu …”

meanings of marionette


  1. Puppet (person, country, etc, controlled by another).
  2. Marionette, puppet (puppet which is animated by the pulling of strings).

marionette frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word marionette occurs in german on average 1.5 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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