how to pronounce son


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son is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… they brought their male son to watch how …”

meanings of son


  1. Initialism of supraoptic nucleus.
  2. A male descendant.
  3. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
  4. A male adopted person in relation to his adoptive parents.
  5. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.
  6. Son cubano, a genre of music and dance blending Spanish and African elements that originated in Cuba during the late 19th century.
  7. A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.
  8. One's male offspring.
  9. An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.


  1. Abbreviation of Sonora. (state of Mexico).
  2. One of the three persons of the Trinity, believed to have become incarnated in Jesus Christ.


  1. To address (someone) as "son".
  2. To produce (i.e. bear, father, beget) a son.


  1. Initialism of socked on the nose.

son frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word son occurs in english on average 180.8 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 son 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 son can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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