how to pronounce turn


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the above transcription of turn 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.

turn is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… be a bit of a turn away from that but …”

meaning of turn

Turn means to move something around a fixed point or axis.

turn frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word turn occurs in english on average 229.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to turn


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