how to pronounce shortest


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the above transcription of shortest 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.

shortest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… what is the shortest day of the year …”

meanings of shortest


  1. Superlative form of short: most short; Least in stature, length or height.

shortest frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shortest occurs in english on average 2.7 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.

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