how to pronounce uncle


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the above transcription of uncle 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.

uncle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… after losing her uncle to covet it was …”

meaning of uncle

Uncle is a male name.

uncle frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word uncle occurs in english on average 31.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to uncle


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