how to pronounce syllabus


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the above transcription of syllabus 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.

syllabus is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of syllabus


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video examples of syllabus pronunciation

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

“… same syllabus and the Saint with the …”

meanings of syllabus


  1. The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case.
  2. A summary of topics which will be covered during an academic course, or a text or lecture.

syllabus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word syllabus 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.

topics syllabus 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 syllabus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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