how to pronounce born


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born is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… from a cow being born to a product being …”

meanings of born


  1. Alternative spelling of burn (with fire etc.).
  2. Past participle of bear; given birth to.
  3. Past participle of bear in other senses.


  1. Having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character; innate; inherited.


  1. Alternative spelling of burn (a stream).

born frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word born occurs in english on average 112.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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