how to pronounce performance


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the above transcription of performance 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.

performance is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… can be its own performance and its own …”

meaning of performance

Performance means the act of performing.

performance frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word performance occurs in english on average 71.3 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 performance 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 performance can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with performance


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