how to pronounce genesis


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the above transcription of genesis 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.

genesis is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and that was the genesis of the …”

meanings of genesis


  1. The first sacred book in the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.
  2. A video game console, the Sega Genesis.
  3. A female given name from Ancient Greek of American usage since the 1980s.


  1. The origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.

genesis frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word genesis occurs in english on average 10.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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