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the above transcription of root 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.
the word root occurs in english on average 20 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.
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An example use of root in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… don't really get to the root of your …”
Root means the part of a plant that is below the surface of the ground.