how to pronounce q


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the above transcription of q 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.

q is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of q pronunciation

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

“… i'll be doing a live q a for our video …”

meanings of q


  1. Question.
  2. Queen.
  3. Quarter.
  4. Quasar.
  5. Quality factor.
  6. Qualified.
  7. Conditional qualification.
  8. Alternative letter-case form of q (“every").
  9. Question or questions.
  10. American Library Association Abbreviation of quarto (“book size").


  1. QAnon (anonymous poster on 4chan).
  2. The hypothetical common source (logion collection) of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke (from German Quelle, source); all the non-Marcan shared material in those gospels (not always considered a single document).
  3. The pseudonym of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.
  4. Quran.


  1. The seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.


  1. The ordinal number seventeenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.


  1. Each, every (with a time interval).

q frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word q occurs in english on average 20.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to q


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