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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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.

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