how to pronounce sunrise


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the above transcription of sunrise 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.

sunrise is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… denying everything but the sunrise every …”

meanings of sunrise


  1. The change in color of the sky at dawn.
  2. Any great awakening.
  3. The time of day when the sun appears above the eastern horizon.

sunrise frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sunrise occurs in english on average 7.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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