how to pronounce manhattan


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the above transcription of manhattan 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.

manhattan is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… in Manhattan and this was a time where …”

meanings of manhattan


  1. A borough of New York City, New York, United States, mainly on Manhattan Island, coterminous with New York County.
  2. A city, the county seat of Riley County, Kansas, United States.
  3. An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
  4. An island in New York, United States, Manhattan Island.


  1. A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
  2. Alternative spelling of Manhattan (“cocktail").
  3. A bar chart representing the number of runs scored each over (supposed to resemble a skyline of skyscrapers).

manhattan frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word manhattan occurs in english on average 14.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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