how to pronounce adolescent


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the above transcription of adolescent 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.

adolescent is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of adolescent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… adult and adolescent uh medicine …”

meanings of adolescent


  1. Of, relating to, or at the age of adolescence; at the stage between being a child and an adult.


  1. A person who is in adolescence; someone who has reached puberty but is not yet an adult.

adolescent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word adolescent occurs in english on average 4.1 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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