how to pronounce inward


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the above transcription of inward 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.

inward is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… push the piston inward you're doing work …”

meanings of inward


  1. The mental faculties.
  2. A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  3. That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.


  1. Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  2. Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.


  1. Towards the inside.

inward frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word inward occurs in english on average 3.8 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.

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