how to pronounce phony


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the above transcription of phony 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.

phony is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… I can't believe he's a phony but the …”

meaning of phony

Phony means fake, not genuine.

phony frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word phony occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to phony


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