how to pronounce ripen


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the above transcription of ripen 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.

ripen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… are ways to ripen avocados properly …”

meanings of ripen


  1. To cause to mature; to make ripe.
  2. To grow ripe; to become mature (said of grain, fruit, flowers etc.).
  3. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection.
  4. To approach or come to perfection.

ripen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ripen occurs in english on average 0.9 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 ripen 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 ripen can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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