how to pronounce telly


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the above transcription of telly 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.

telly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sort of telly a model just to talk …”

meaning of telly

Telly is a slang term for television.

telly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word telly occurs in english on average 3.1 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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