how to pronounce tween


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the above transcription of tween 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.

tween is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… day if you're a teen or tween you spent …”

meanings of tween


  1. A person in their twenties, between 20 and 29 years old. Possibly including 30-32.
  2. An action of tweening (inserting frames for continuity); a sequence of frames generated by tweening.
  3. A child, usually a girl, in the age range between young childhood and adolescence, normally between eight and thirteen years of age.


  1. To generate intermediate frames in an animated sequence so as to give the appearance of smooth movement.


  1. Of or having to do with tweenagers.

tween frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tween occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

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