how to pronounce spieß


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the above transcription of spieß 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.

spieß is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… vom spieß nicht mit barbiepuppen also …”

meanings of spieß


  1. An appointment in the German military, usually held by a Stabsfeldwebel or Oberstabsfeldwebel (OR-8/9), roughly equivalent to company sergeant major in the British Army and comparable to first sergeant in the U.S. Army.
  2. Spit.
  3. Skewer (tactic in the game of chess).
  4. Pike.
  5. A pointed rod, especially.

spieß frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word spieß occurs in german on average 2.5 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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