how to pronounce higher


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higher is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… job to get a higher paying job and to …”

meanings of higher


  1. To ascend.
  2. To make higher; to raise or increase in amount or quantity.


  1. Comparative form of high: more high.


  1. Comparative form of high: more high.


  1. A national school-leaving examination and university entrance qualification.

higher frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word higher occurs in english on average 82.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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