how to pronounce private


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private is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… yep a total totally private session for …”

meanings of private


  1. Not accessible by the public.
  2. Not in governmental office or employment.
  3. Secretive; reserved.
  4. Not shared with another patient.
  5. Accessible only to the class itself or instances of it, and not to other classes or even subclasses.
  6. Protected from view or disturbance by others; secluded.
  7. Not traded by the public.
  8. Not publicly known; not open; secret.
  9. Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group.


  1. A soldier of the lowest rank in the army.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of private.
  3. A private lesson.
  4. The genitals.
  5. One not invested with a public office.
  6. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
  7. Privacy; retirement.
  8. A doctor working in privately rather than publicly funded health care.
  9. Personal interest; particular business.

private frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word private occurs in english on average 80.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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