how to pronounce either


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the above transcription of either 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.

either is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… more we try to either go to zoom online …”

meanings of either


  1. Each of two; both.
  2. Any one (of more than two).
  3. Any one (of two).


  1. Both, each of two or more.
  2. One or the other of two people or things.


  1. As well.


  1. Introduces the first of two (or occasionally more) options or possibilities, the second (or last) of which is introduced by “or".

either frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word either occurs in english on average 248.8 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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