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How to Pronounce gibbet?

Correct pronunciation for the word "gibbet" is [d͡ʒˈɪbɪt], [d‍ʒˈɪbɪt], [dʒ_ˈɪ_b_ɪ_t].

What are the misspellings for gibbet?

"Gibbet" in context

A gibbet is an apparatus historically used as an instrument of public execution and as an object of public humiliation. It is a wooden display in the shape of a human that held the deceased's body up for public viewing. The gibbet and its grisly cargo were often placed in a prominent location near the spot where the criminal was executed, serving as a warning and deterrent for other would-be criminals.

The execution was typically done with a noose or through hanging, and the body was left on the gibbet for a period of time so that people in the area could observe the effects of punishment and the consequences of committing a crime.

What are similar-sounding words for gibbet?

Usage over time for gibbet:

This graph shows how "gibbet" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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