how to pronounce later

/ˈlɛɪtɚ/

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later is pronounced in two syllables

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lɛɪtɚ

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

“… in 2000 and expanded later to become the …”

meanings of later

adjective:

  1. At some time in the future.
  2. Comparative form of late: more late.
  3. Coming afterward in distance (following an antecedent distance as embedded within an adverbial phrase).
  4. Coming afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).

adverb:

  1. Afterward in time (used with than when comparing with another time).
  2. Comparative form of late: more late.
  3. At some unspecified time in the future.

interjection:

  1. See you later; goodbye.

words with pronunciation similar to later

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