how to pronounce third


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third is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of third


  1. A third-class degree, awarded to the lowest achievers in an honours degree programme.
  2. One of three equal parts of a whole.
  3. An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
  4. 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.
  5. Third base.
  6. A handicap of one stroke every third hole.
  7. The person or thing in the third position.
  8. The third gear of a gearbox.


  1. To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
  2. To divide into three equal parts.


  1. 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.

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