how to pronounce smile


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the above transcription of smile 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.

smile is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i want to bring a smile to your face at …”

meaning of smile

Smile means to show your teeth in a friendly way.

smile frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word smile occurs in english on average 86.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to smile


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