how to pronounce syllables


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the above transcription of syllables 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.

syllables is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of syllables


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video examples of syllables pronunciation

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

“… these six syllables and so it's …”

meanings of syllables


  1. Plural of syllable.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of syllable.

syllables frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word syllables 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.

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