how to pronounce fore


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the above transcription of fore 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.

fore is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… yes well first and fore foremost this is …”

meanings of fore


  1. In the part that precedes or goes first; opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
  2. Formerly; previously; afore.
  3. In or towards the bows of a ship.


  1. Forward; situated towards the front (of something).
  2. Former; occurring earlier (in some order); previous.


  1. The front; the forward part of something; the foreground.
  2. A people of Papua New Guinea.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Their language.


  1. An exclamation yelled to inform players a ball is moving in their direction.

fore frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fore occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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