how to pronounce both


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the above transcription of both 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.

both is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of both pronunciation

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

“… shared and i do it both as a google doc …”

meanings of both


  1. Including both of (used with and).
  2. Including all of (used with and).


  1. Each of the two; one and the other; referring to two individuals or items.


  1. Each of the two, or of the two kinds.


  1. A surname​.

both frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word both occurs in english on average 549.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to both


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