how to pronounce ever


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the above transcription of ever 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.

ever is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the best loss I've ever had in my life …”

meanings of ever


  1. In any way.
  2. At any time.
  3. Continuously, constantly, all the time (for the complete duration).
  4. Always, frequently, forever.
  5. As intensifier following an interrogative word.


  1. Occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan.


  1. Shortening of every.

ever frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word ever occurs in english on average 505.9 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 ever 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 ever can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to ever


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