how to pronounce shorten


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the above transcription of shorten 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.

shorten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… find a way to shorten that journey …”

meaning of shorten

To shorten something is to make it shorter.

shorten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shorten occurs in english on average 1.7 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.

words that rhyme with shorten


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