how to pronounce secondhand


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the above transcription of secondhand 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.

secondhand is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… soy allergies because secondhand soy …”

meaning of secondhand

Secondhand means something that has been used before and is now being sold or given away.

secondhand frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word secondhand occurs in english on average 1.6 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 secondhand 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 secondhand can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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