how to pronounce alas


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the above transcription of alas 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.

alas is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… from far and wide alas over the same …”

meaning of alas

Alas is an interjection that expresses sorrow or regret.

alas frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word alas occurs in english on average 15.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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