how to pronounce symbols


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of symbols 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.

symbols is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of symbols


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video examples of symbols pronunciation

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

“… there's all these signs with symbols for …”

meanings of symbols


  1. Plural of symbol.


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

symbols frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word symbols occurs in english on average 8.6 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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