how to pronounce early


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the above transcription of early 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.

early is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of early pronunciation

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

“… so this is a very early stuff hey it's …”

meaning of early

Early means before the usual time.

early frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word early occurs in english on average 235.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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