how to pronounce ts


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the above transcription of ts 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.

ts is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… actually as his uncle TS can cross the …”

meanings of ts


  1. Abbreviation of transsexual.
  2. Initialism of total station.
  3. Initialism of technical specification.
  4. Plural of T.
  5. Initialism of Tourette syndrome.
  6. Initialism of tough shit.
  7. Initialism of turbine ship: a steamship powered by steam turbine.
  8. Abbreviation of tosyl.
  9. Plural of t.
  10. Initialism of Turner syndrome.
  11. Initialism of technical standard.
  12. Initialism of top secret.
  13. Abbreviation of transcript.


  1. Abbreviation of transsexual.


  1. Initialism of Transylvanian Saxon.

ts frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ts occurs in english on average 2.5 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 ts 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 ts can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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