how to pronounce headphones


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of headphones 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.

headphones is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of headphones


test your pronunciation of headphones

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video examples of headphones pronunciation

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

“… bluetooth speakers headphones let's talk …”

meanings of headphones


  1. A pair of speakers worn over or in the ears so only the wearer can hear the sound.

headphones frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word headphones occurs in english on average 5 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 headphones 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 headphones can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to headphones


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