how to pronounce hour


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the above transcription of hour 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.

hour is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… drove me to a 24-hour coffee shop and he …”

meaning of hour

An hour is a unit of time equal to 60 minutes.

hour frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word hour occurs in english on average 156.7 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 hour 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 hour can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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