how to pronounce thief


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the above transcription of thief 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.

thief is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… can't chase every every thief as they …”

meaning of thief

A thief is someone who steals.

thief frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thief occurs in english on average 7.8 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 thief 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 thief can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to thief


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