how to pronounce brother


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the above transcription of brother 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.

brother is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… had custody of my brother I was working …”

meanings of brother


  1. A male fellow member of a religious community, church, trades union etc.
  2. A black male.
  3. A form of address to a man.
  4. Title of respect for an adult male member of a religious or fraternal order.
  5. Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.
  6. Title of respect for an adult male member of a fraternal/sororal organization, or comrade in a movement, or even a stranger using fictive kin.
  7. A male having at least one parent in common with another (see half-brother, stepbrother).
  8. A title used to personify or respectfully refer to concepts or animals.
  9. Somebody, usually male, connected by a common cause or situation.
  10. Son of the same parents as another person.


  1. To treat as a brother.


  1. Expressing exasperation.

brother frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word brother occurs in english on average 109 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 brother 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 brother can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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