how to pronounce summons


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the above transcription of summons 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.

summons is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Simon and summons on the left Simon and …”

meanings of summons


  1. A call to do something, especially to come.
  2. A demand for surrender.
  3. A notice summoning someone to appear in court, as a defendant, juror or witness.


  1. To serve someone with a summons.
  2. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of summon.

summons frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word summons occurs in english on average 1.2 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 summons 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 summons can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to summons


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