how to pronounce dear


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the above transcription of dear 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.

dear is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… all that was Bob's dear he said well you …”

meaning of dear

Dear means a person who is dear to you.

dear frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word dear occurs in english on average 76.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dear


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