how to pronounce exception


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the above transcription of exception 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.

exception is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… times however the one exception is when …”

meaning of exception

Exception means an event that is not included in a general rule or law.

exception frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word exception occurs in english on average 26.9 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 exception 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 exception can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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