how to pronounce guinness


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the above transcription of guinness 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.

guinness is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of guinness


  1. A brand of dark stout beer from Ireland, one of the most widely recognised brands of beer in the world, named for Arthur Guinness who first brewed it.
  2. A surname, an Anglicization of an Irish patronymic surname based on Angus.
  3. Guinness World Records.


  1. A serving of the beverage.

guinness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word guinness occurs in english on average 5.1 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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