how to pronounce birth


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the above transcription of birth 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.

birth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… there at the very birth of the women's …”

meanings of birth


  1. The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
  2. That which is born.
  3. An instance of childbirth.
  4. A beginning or start; a point of origin.
  5. The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.
  6. Misspelling of berth.


  1. To produce, give rise to.
  2. To bear or give birth to (a child).


  1. A familial relationship established by childbirth.

birth frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word birth occurs in english on average 74.2 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 birth 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 birth can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to birth


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