how to pronounce sylvan


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the above transcription of sylvan 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.

sylvan is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the sylvan border with Mexico looking at …”

meanings of sylvan


  1. Residing in a forest or wood.
  2. Wooded, or covered in forest.
  3. Pertaining to the forest, or woodlands.


  1. One who resides in the woods.
  2. A fabled deity of the wood; a faun, a satyr.

sylvan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sylvan occurs in english on average 0.2 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 sylvan 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 sylvan can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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