how to pronounce once


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The above transcription of once 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.

once is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… have more chemistry and everything and once being in front of the camera too …”

meanings of once


  1. Formerly; during some period in the past.
  2. Multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one.
  3. One and only one time.
  4. At a future time. If the facts once became known, we'd be in trouble.


  1. As soon as; when; after.

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