how to pronounce august


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the above transcription of august 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.

august is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in august and the advice was you need to …”

meanings of august


  1. A census-designated place in San Joaquin County, California, United States.
  2. A male given name from Latin.
  3. A female given name from English derived from the month (rare modern usage).
  4. A surname​.
  5. The eighth month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, following July and preceding September.


  1. Of noble birth.
  2. Awe-inspiring, majestic, noble, venerable.


  1. To make ripe; ripen.
  2. To bring to realization.


  1. Alternative form of auguste (“kind of clown").

august frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word august occurs in english on average 51.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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