how to pronounce schnurren


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the above transcription of schnurren 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.

schnurren is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… zur light schnurren zur richtlinie der …”

meanings of schnurren


  1. A hum: the sound made by the smooth running of a mechanical system, like a well-maintained chain of a running bicycle.
  2. Purr.


  1. To purr.
  2. To produce a "healthy" sound (by an engine or mechanism, e.g. a well-maintained chain on a bicycle).

schnurren frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schnurren occurs in german on average 1.6 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.

words that rhyme with schnurren


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