how to pronounce ex


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the above transcription of ex 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.

ex is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… we know your ex but it doesn't matter to …”

meanings of ex


  1. Ex-, former, previously but no longer.
  2. Expensive, dear.
  3. The place the train originated from or called at prior to the present location.


  1. A former partner or spouse, usually short for ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-wife or ex-husband.
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter X.


  1. To delete; to cross out.

ex frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word ex occurs in english on average 17.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) transport and travel;

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