how to pronounce tam


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the above transcription of tam 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.

tam is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of tam


  1. Initialism of tense, aspect, mood.
  2. Synonym of tam o'shanter, a type of cap.
  3. Synonym of picul, a unit of weight, particularly in Cantonese contexts.


  1. Abbreviation of Tamaulipas, a state of Mexico.

tam frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tam occurs in english on average 2.1 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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