how to pronounce shakespeare


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The above transcription of shakespeare 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.

shakespeare is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so who is this Shakespeare guy anyway we …”

meanings of shakespeare


  1. A surname​.
  2. His works or media adaptations of his works.
  3. William Shakespeare, an English playwright and poet of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.


  1. A playwright of the standing of William Shakespeare.
  2. Eloquent language, especially English; poetry.

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