how to pronounce never


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the above transcription of never 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.

never is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of never in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… none and I have never read a book since …”

meanings of never


  1. Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).
  2. Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
  3. At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.

never frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word never occurs in english on average 817.3 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 never 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 never can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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