how to pronounce elephant


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the above transcription of elephant 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.

elephant is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of elephant pronunciation

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

“… do this elephant it was like the best …”

meaning of elephant

An elephant is a large, long-legged, four-legged mammal with an elongated trunk.

elephant frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word elephant occurs in english on average 12.5 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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