how to pronounce american


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the above transcription of american 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.

american is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… this in 1964 the american bidet company …”

meanings of american


  1. Originally, a native or inhabitant of the British North American colonies; now, a person born in, or a citizen, national, or inhabitant of, the United States of America.
  2. A size of type smaller than German, 1-point type.
  3. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  4. An indigenous inhabitant of the Americas; a Native American or an American Indian (now chiefly with qualifying word).


  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture.
  2. That can be exercised on any date between the issue date and the expiry date.
  3. Of, from, or pertaining to the Americas.


  1. The English language as spoken in the U.S.; American English.

american frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word american occurs in english on average 207 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics american can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that american can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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