how to pronounce software

/ˈsɔːfˌtwɛɹ/

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software is pronounced in two syllables

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sɔːftwɛɹ

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

“… the cost of building software now on the …”

meanings of software

noun:

  1. Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Hyponyms: application software, data-oriented software, kitchen table software, on-premises software, malware, schlockware, shareware, shovelware, spyware, system software.
  2. The human beings involved in warfare, as opposed to hardware such as weapons and vehicles.

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