how to pronounce contraction


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the above transcription of contraction 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.

contraction is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of contraction


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video examples of contraction pronunciation

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

“… expansion contraction line but …”

meaning of contraction

A contraction is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

contraction frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word contraction occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contraction 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 contraction can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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