how to pronounce number


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the above transcription of number 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.

number is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… actually and a fair number out west too …”

meanings of number


  1. A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.
  2. Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol ".
  3. Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
  4. " is also used in this manner.
  5. A person.
  6. A large amount of damage.
  7. Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.
  8. A telephone number.
  9. A large amount, in contrast to a smaller amount; numerical preponderance.
  10. A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
  11. A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.
  12. An issue of a periodical publication.
  13. A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.
  14. An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
  15. Quantity.
  16. An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.
  17. An element of one of several sets: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, and sometimes extensions such as hypercomplex numbers, etc.


  1. To total or count; to amount to.
  2. To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).


  1. Comparative form of numb: more numb.

number frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word number occurs in english on average 247.2 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 number 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 number can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with number


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