how to pronounce precious


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the above transcription of precious 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.

precious frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word precious occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

precious is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… how limited and how precious my own …”

meaning of precious

Precious means very valuable.

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