how to pronounce handful


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the above transcription of handful 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.

handful is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of handful pronunciation

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

“… uh he was such a handful to deal with i …”

meaning of handful

A handful is a small amount of something.

handful frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word handful occurs in english on average 22.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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