how to pronounce around


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around is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… As always, everything seemed very nice around here I'm going to give the other side a little …”

meanings of around


  1. So as to surround or be near.
  2. So as to partially or completely rotate; so as to face in the opposite direction.
  3. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
  4. From place to place.
  5. So as to form a circle or trace a circular path, or approximation thereof.
  6. Nearly; approximately; about.
  7. Used with certain verbs to suggest unproductive activity.
  8. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people.


  1. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
  2. Near; in the vicinity of.
  3. At or to various places within.
  4. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
  5. Centred upon; surrounding.
  6. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.


  1. Alive; existing.
  2. Present in the vicinity.

around frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word around occurs in english on average 855.1 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 around 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 around can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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