how to pronounce thorn


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the above transcription of thorn 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.

thorn is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… be a thorn in the side of the democrats …”

meaning of thorn

A thorn is a sharp, pointed object that sticks out from a plant.

thorn frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word thorn occurs in english on average 3.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to thorn


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