how to pronounce terrain


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the above transcription of terrain 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.

terrain is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… lumpy in that it gets that terrain that …”

meanings of terrain


  1. A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
  2. An area of land or the particular features of it.

terrain frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word terrain occurs in english on average 5.1 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 terrain 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 terrain can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to terrain


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