how to pronounce then


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the above transcription of then 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.

then is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… uh to respond earlier then i think a lot …”

meanings of then


  1. In that case.
  2. At that time.
  3. Soon afterward.
  4. At the same time; on the other hand.
  5. Used to contradict an assertion.
  6. Next in order; in addition.


  1. Obsolete spelling of than.
  2. Misspelling of than.


  1. Being so at that time.


  1. That time.


  1. A surname​.

then frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word then occurs in english on average 1618.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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