how to pronounce sonnet


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the above transcription of sonnet 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.

sonnet is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… too and then there's sonnet 116 which is …”

meanings of sonnet


  1. To compose sonnets.
  2. To celebrate in sonnets; to write a sonnet about.


  1. A fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of fourteen lines that are typically five-foot iambics and rhyme according to one of a few prescribed schemes.

sonnet frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sonnet occurs in english on average 1.7 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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