how to pronounce handshake


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the above transcription of handshake 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.

handshake is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a secret handshake except that dance or …”

meaning of handshake

A handshake is a greeting in which two people grasp each other's hands in a friendly manner.

handshake frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word handshake occurs in english on average 1.3 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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