how to pronounce puberty


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the above transcription of puberty 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.

puberty is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a kind of puberty as we awkwardly try …”

meanings of puberty


  1. The period when a plant begins to flower.
  2. The process of sexual development that produces secondary sex characteristics and makes a person capable of reproducing sexually.
  3. A developmental phase brought about by the action of hormones as part of the maturing process. For humans, there are three in total.
  4. The age at which a person is first capable of sexual reproduction.

puberty frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word puberty occurs in english on average 2.3 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 puberty 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 puberty can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to puberty


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