how to pronounce less

/ˈlɛs/

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less is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Neel met James Hunter less than a week …”

meanings of less

adverb:

  1. Comparative degree of little.
  2. To a smaller extent or degree.
  3. Used for forming negative comparatives of adjectives, especially those that do not form the comparative by adding -er.

determinative:

  1. A smaller amount of; not as much.
  2. Fewer; a smaller number of.
  3. Comparative form of little: more little; of inferior size, degree or extent; smaller, lesser.

preposition:

  1. Minus; not including.

verb:

  1. To make less; to lessen.

noun:

  1. A smaller amount or quantity.

conjunction:

  1. Unless.

words with pronunciation similar to less

leaselaslexlsletsblesslossledfessloose

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