how to pronounce peter


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the above transcription of peter 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.

peter is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… chuck e cheese and peter piper pizza …”

meanings of peter


  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
  2. The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.


  1. A safe.
  2. The penis.


  1. Synonym of blue peter.
  2. To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing.

peter frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word peter occurs in english on average 64 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.

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