how to pronounce nave


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the above transcription of nave 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.

nave is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the head athletic trainer jim nave a lot …”

meanings of nave


  1. The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
  2. A hub of a wheel.
  3. The navel.


  1. A surname​.

nave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nave occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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