how to pronounce barbershop


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the above transcription of barbershop 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.

barbershop is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… previously written about barbershop talk …”

meanings of barbershop


  1. The place of business of a barber; a store where a person (usually a man) can go to get a haircut.
  2. A style of a capella vocal music, sung in four-part harmony, typically by a quartet of men.

barbershop frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barbershop 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 barbershop 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 barbershop can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to barbershop


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