how to pronounce bookshelf


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the above transcription of bookshelf 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.

bookshelf is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… have to get a new bookshelf that's like …”

meanings of bookshelf


  1. A shelf or shelves for storing books for easy visual reference.

bookshelf frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bookshelf occurs in english on average 4.4 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 bookshelf 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 bookshelf can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to bookshelf


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