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The above transcription of lens 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.

lens is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I made a vote for this lens if I buy …”

meanings of lens


  1. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
  2. The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
  3. A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
  4. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
  5. A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something. lens.
  6. A genus of the legume family; its bean.
  7. A body of rock, ice, or water shaped like a convex lens.
  8. A construct used in statically-typed functional programming languages to access nested data structures.


  1. To film, shoot.
  2. To become thinner towards the edges.

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