how to pronounce shelf

/ˈʃɛlf/

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The above transcription of shelf 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.

shelf is pronounced in one syllable

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of shelf

ʃɛlf

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

“… oh there goes this shelf all right now …”

meaning of shelf

A shelf is a flat horizontal surface.

words with pronunciation similar to shelf

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