how to pronounce betty


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the above transcription of betty 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.

betty is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like a choral village Betty harder is …”

meanings of betty


  1. An attractive woman; a babe.
  2. A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open; a jemmy.
  3. A pear-shaped bottle covered with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; a Florence flask.
  4. A man who performs tasks that traditionally belong to a woman.


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth.

betty frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word betty occurs in english on average 13.2 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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