how to pronounce anterior


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the above transcription of anterior 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.

anterior is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… mobile or hyper mobile anterior vaginal …”

meanings of anterior


  1. Coming before or earlier in time or development, prior to, preceding.
  2. (anatomy) Nearer the forward end, especially in the front of the body; nearer the head or forepart of an animal.
  3. Pronounced with an obstruction located in front of the palato-alveolar region of the mouth, e.g. b, p, d, t.
  4. (of a part of a flower or leaf) Situated further away from the mainstem.

anterior frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anterior occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

topics anterior 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 anterior can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with anterior


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