how to pronounce hold


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the above transcription of hold 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.

hold is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of hold pronunciation

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

“… Mary is trying to hold a book away from …”

meaning of hold

Hold means to take hold of something with the hands.

hold frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word hold occurs in english on average 155.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to hold


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