how to pronounce eighteen


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the above transcription of eighteen 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.

eighteen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… she's saving eighteen hundred sixty …”

meanings of eighteen


  1. The cardinal number occurring after seventeen and before nineteen, represented in Roman numerals as XVIII and in Arabic numerals as 18.


  1. A surname​.

eighteen frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word eighteen occurs in english on average 5.7 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.

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