how to pronounce known


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known is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… now I think I've known you not really …”

meanings of known


  1. Accepted, familiar, researched.
  2. Identified as a specific type; famous, renowned.


  1. Any fact or situation which is known or familiar.
  2. A constant or variable the value of which is already determined.


  1. Past participle of know.

known frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word known occurs in english on average 191.8 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 known 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 known can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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