how to pronounce barbara


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the above transcription of barbara 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.

barbara is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… his wife barbara her two grandchildren …”

meanings of barbara


  1. A female given name from Latin.


  1. A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".

barbara frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word barbara occurs in english on average 11.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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