how to pronounce ten


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the above transcription of ten 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.

ten is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… have a hard time going to bed either wakes up ten times a night his amounts to …”

meanings of ten


  1. A set or group with ten elements.
  2. A denomination of currency, such as a banknote, with a value of ten units. See also tenner.
  3. A perfect specimen, (particularly) a physically attractive person.
  4. A card in a given suit with a value of ten.
  5. The act of rowing ten strokes flat out.
  6. A high level of intensity.


  1. The number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in Arabic numerals (base ten) as 10 and in Roman numerals as X.


  1. Abbreviation of Tennessee.

ten frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word ten occurs in english on average 101.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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