how to pronounce besides


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the above transcription of besides 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.

besides is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… jobs I've ever had besides this one it's …”

meanings of besides


  1. Used to emphasize an additional point, especially an important or stronger reason; Moreover; furthermore.
  2. Otherwise; else.
  3. On one side.
  4. Also; in addition.


  1. Other than; except for; instead of.
  2. In addition, in addition to.
  3. Beside.

besides frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word besides occurs in english on average 46.5 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to besides


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