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Pronunciation of Corporal: Learn how to pronounce Corporal in English correctly

Learn how to say Corporal correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word corporal:

1a rank of non-commissioned officer in the army, above lance corporal or private first class and below sergeant.
2 (also ship’s corporal) British historical a petty officer who attended solely to police matters, under the master-at-arms.
3North American term for fallfish.

mid 16th century: from French, obsolete variant of caporal, from Italian caporale, probably based on Latin corpus, corpor- ‘body (of troops)’, with a change of spelling in Italian due to association with capo ‘head’