how to pronounce official


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the above transcription of official 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.

official is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i mean so the official position uh of …”

meaning of official

Official means authorized by a governing body.

official frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word official occurs in english on average 56.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics official 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 official can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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