how to pronounce towards


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the above transcription of towards 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.

towards is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they struggle towards or work on …”

meanings of towards


  1. Alternative form of toward.


  1. In the direction of something (indicated by context).


  1. Near; at hand; in state of preparation; toward.

towards frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word towards occurs in english on average 120.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to towards


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