how to pronounce million


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the above transcription of million 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.

million is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and stopped 1.4 million pounds of uncut …”

meanings of million


  1. The cardinal number 1,000,000: 10^6; a thousand thousand.
  2. An unspecified very large number.

million frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word million occurs in english on average 118.4 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.

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