how to pronounce nice


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nice is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it was a real nice shift for me to go …”

meanings of nice


  1. Of a person: friendly, attractive.
  2. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle.
  3. Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy.
  4. Pleasant, satisfactory.
  5. Silly, ignorant; foolish.
  6. Easily injured; delicate; dainty.
  7. Respectable; virtuous.
  8. Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky.
  9. Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict.
  10. Shows that the given adjective is desirable, or acts as a mild intensifier; pleasantly, quite.


  1. A coastal city, the capital of Alpes-Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeast France.
  2. Initialism of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
  3. A census-designated place in Lake County, California, United States.
  4. A surname​. (pronounced /ni:s/ or /naɪs/).


  1. Used to signify approval.
  2. Used to signify a job well done.


  1. Nicely.


  1. Niceness.


  1. To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.

nice frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word nice occurs in english on average 285.3 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 nice 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 nice can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to nice


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