how to pronounce character


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the above transcription of character 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.

character is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of character pronunciation

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

“… lets you deploy the character values you …”

meanings of character


  1. A being involved in the action of a story.
  2. One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.
  3. A written or printed symbol, or letter.
  4. A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.
  5. A reference given to a servant, attesting to their behaviour, competence, etc.
  6. Personal appearance.
  7. The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.
  8. A complex of traits marking a person, group, breed, or type.
  9. A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.
  10. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.
  11. A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.
  12. Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.
  13. Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.
  14. A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.
  15. A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.


  1. To write (using characters); to describe.

character frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word character occurs in english on average 181.7 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 character 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 character can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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