how to pronounce thirteen


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the above transcription of thirteen 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.

thirteen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… over the last thirteen thousand years we …”

meanings of thirteen


  1. The cardinal number occurring after twelve and before fourteen, represented in Roman numerals as XIII and in Arabic numerals as 13.

thirteen frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thirteen 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.

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