how to pronounce contractions


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of contractions 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.

contractions is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of contractions


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video examples of contractions pronunciation

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

“… so the contractions weren't really being …”

meanings of contractions


  1. Plural of contraction.

contractions frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word contractions occurs in english on average 8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with contractions


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