how to pronounce little


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the above transcription of little 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.

little is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… door here it's a little busier than it …”

meaning of little

Little means small in size or amount.

little frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word little occurs in english on average 1198.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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