how to pronounce spectacles


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the above transcription of spectacles 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.

spectacles is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… slipped her spectacles into her pocket …”

meanings of spectacles


  1. A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.
  2. Plural of spectacle.
  3. Synonym of pair (“score of zero runs in both innings").

spectacles frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spectacles occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

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