how to pronounce thumb


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the above transcription of thumb 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.

thumb is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… a good rule of thumb is if you are not a …”

meaning of thumb

Thumb is the name of a body part.

thumb frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thumb occurs in english on average 12 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 thumb 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 thumb can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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