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third is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of third pronunciation
An example use of third in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of third
A third-class degree, awarded to the lowest achievers in an honours degree programme.
One of three equal parts of a whole.
An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
A handicap of one stroke every third hole.
The person or thing in the third position.
The third gear of a gearbox.
To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
To divide into three equal parts.
The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
third frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR
the word third occurs in english on average 127.7 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.