how to pronounce principal


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the above transcription of principal 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.

principal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… three different principal axes now the …”

meaning of principal

Principal is the head of a school.

principal frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word principal occurs in english on average 12.6 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to principal


words that rhyme with principal


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