how to pronounce civilian

/səˈvɪljən/

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The above transcription of civilian 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.

civilian is pronounced in three syllables

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səvɪljən

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

“… for separating the civilian side of …”

meaning of civilian

A civilian is a person who is not a member of the military.

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