how to pronounce twelfth


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twelfth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… possible its twelfth grader unders a …”

meanings of twelfth


  1. One of twelve equal parts of a whole.
  2. An interval equal to an octave plus a fifth.


  1. The ordinal form of the number twelve, describing a person or thing in position number 12 of a sequence.

twelfth frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word twelfth occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

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