how to pronounce five


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the above transcription of five 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.

five is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… for kids who are five years old you have …”

meanings of five


  1. A basketball team, club or lineup.
  2. Anything measuring five units, as length.
  3. Five o'clock.
  4. A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
  5. A banknote with a denomination of five units of currency. See also fiver.
  6. A person who is five years old.
  7. The digit/figure 5.


  1. Describing a group or set with five elements.
  2. A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six.


  1. Abbreviation of MI5.

five frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word five occurs in english on average 183.9 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.

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