how to pronounce initial


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the above transcription of initial 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.

initial is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meaning of initial

Initial means the first letter of a word.

initial frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word initial occurs in english on average 35.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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