how to pronounce tennis


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the above transcription of tennis 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.

tennis is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… think about a tennis tournament 128 …”

meaning of tennis

Tennis is a sport played on a court with a net.

tennis frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tennis occurs in english on average 10.1 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to tennis


words that rhyme with tennis


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