how to pronounce pencil


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the above transcription of pencil 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.

pencil is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… say if I had sat down with a pencil and …”

meaning of pencil

Pencil is a writing utensil made of graphite and wood.

pencil frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word pencil occurs in english on average 16.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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