How to Pronounce cairn?

Correct pronunciation for the word "cairn" is [kˈe͡ən], [kˈe‍ən], [k_ˈeə_n].

"Cairn" in context

Cairns are stacks of stones one on top of another and are used to mark trails, mountain peaks, and burial sites. A cairn is formed when a human, or group of humans, places stones one on top of another, leaving a type of manmade landmark. They are popular with hikers, who use them to stay on trail or mark a steep summit. Cairns are also used to mark a burial site of an individual or group of individuals. Symbolically, cairns represent a stability and the creating of one is thought to bring good blessings and luck.

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