how to pronounce tao


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the above transcription of tao 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.

tao is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Philippe Tao what should I order when …”

meanings of tao


  1. Synonym of circuit: various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China.
  2. Initialism of thyroid-associated orbitopathy.
  3. Alternative form of tao (“art or skill in harmony with essential nature").
  4. The art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing.


  1. Alternative letter-case form of Tao: the way of nature, or way to live one's life.
  2. In Taoism, The Way, specifically the transcendental basis of nature and, and/or the ideal way to live one's life.

tao frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to tao


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