how to pronounce english


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the above transcription of english 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.

english is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of english


  1. Spin or sidespin given to a ball, especially in pool or billiards.
  2. A size of type between pica (12 point) and great primer (18 point), standardized as 14-point.
  3. An unusual or unexpected interpretation of a text or idea, a spin, a nuance.
  4. The non-Amish; non-Amish people.
  5. The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
  6. Plain or readily understandable English language.
  7. Ability to employ the English language correctly or idiomatically.
  8. Specific language or wording in English; English text or statements in speech, whether in translation or otherwise.
  9. Spinning or rotary motion given to a ball around the vertical axis, as in billiards or bowling.
  10. The English-language term or expression for something.


  1. The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world.
  2. English language, literature, composition as a subject of study.
  3. A male or female given name.
  4. An English surname originally denoting a non-Celtic or non-Danish person in Britain.
  5. A town, the county seat of Crawford County, Indiana; named for Indiana statesman William Hayden English.
  6. A variety, dialect, or idiolect of spoken and or written English.


  1. Non-Amish, so named for speaking English rather than a variety of German.
  2. Of or pertaining to England.
  3. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England.
  4. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen).
  5. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.


  1. To translate, adapt or render into English.

english frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word english occurs in english on average 111.9 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.

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