how to pronounce sleep


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the above transcription of sleep 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.

sleep is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… when they go to sleep at night and pray …”

meaning of sleep

Sleep is the natural state of rest during which the body and mind are temporarily inactive.

sleep frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word sleep occurs in english on average 131.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sleep 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 sleep can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to sleep


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