how to pronounce special


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the above transcription of special 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.

special is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… an oxbow lake is special to it comes …”

meaning of special

Special means different from the usual or not ordinary.

special frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word special occurs in english on average 203.6 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 special 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 special can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

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