how to pronounce picture


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the above transcription of picture 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.

picture is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… cities they picture glittering skylines …”

meanings of picture


  1. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
  2. A painting.
  3. A photograph.
  4. An attractive sight.
  5. ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
  6. A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
  7. A figure; a model.
  8. Situation.
  9. The art of painting; representation by painting.
  10. An image; a representation as in the imagination.
  11. A motion picture.


  1. To imagine or envision.
  2. To depict or describe vividly.
  3. To represent in or with a picture.

picture frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word picture occurs in english on average 210.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with picture


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