how to pronounce century


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the above transcription of century 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.

century is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… to people in a century history is merely …”

meaning of century

A century is a period of 100 years.

century frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word century occurs in english on average 75.4 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.

words that rhyme with century


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