how to pronounce listen


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The above transcription of listen 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.

listen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… seriously if you only listen to one of …”

meaning of listen

Listen means to hear with attention.

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