how to pronounce hal


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the above transcription of hal 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.

hal is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… philosopher even Hal dune in the 13th …”

meanings of hal


  1. A homicidal computer, an artificial intelligence that acts similarly to the HAL 9000 featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  2. Acronym of hardware abstraction layer.


  1. A diminutive of the male given names Henry, Harold and Harry.

hal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hal occurs in english on average 4.2 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.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to hal


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