how to pronounce lose


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the above transcription of lose 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.

lose is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… some bad news you lose a job you know …”

meaning of lose

Lose means to fail to win or gain.

lose frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word lose occurs in english on average 87 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lose


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