how to pronounce frame


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frame is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… a uh foreseeable time frame when you ask …”

meanings of frame


  1. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  2. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  3. A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  4. An inning.
  5. A way of dividing nucleotide sequences into a set of consecutive triplets.
  6. A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th or 1/60th of a second.
  7. An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
  8. A stage or level of a video game.
  9. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  10. The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  11. A context for understanding or interpretation.
  12. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  13. The structure of a person's body; the human body.
  14. A movable structure used for the cultivation or the sheltering of plants.
  15. A complete lattice in which meets distribute over arbitrary joins.
  16. The outer circle of a cancellation mark.
  17. An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
  18. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  19. A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  20. A form of knowledge representation in artificial intelligence.
  21. Frame of mind; disposition.
  22. Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.


  1. To strengthen; refresh; support.
  2. To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.
  3. To move.
  4. To hit (the ball) with the frame of the racquet rather than the strings (normally a mishit).
  5. Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  6. To fit; accord.
  7. Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  8. To execute; perform.
  9. To profit; avail.
  10. To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  11. To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  12. To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
  13. To proceed; to go.
  14. To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  15. To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
  16. Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person. See frameup.
  17. To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  18. To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.


  1. A surname​.
  2. An unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States.

frame frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word frame occurs in english on average 46.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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