how to pronounce lion


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the above transcription of lion 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.

lion is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… plenty to go around a starving lion is …”

meaning of lion

A lion is a large, predatory cat.

lion frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lion occurs in english on average 14 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lion 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 lion can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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