how to pronounce under


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under is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… day we will be under that but 40 degrees …”

meanings of under


  1. In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).
  2. In or at a lower level than.
  3. As, in the character of.
  4. Less than.
  5. As a subject of; subordinate to.
  6. Below the surface of.


  1. In a way lower or less than.
  2. In a way inferior to.
  3. In an unconscious state.


  1. Under anesthesia, especially general anesthesia; sedated.
  2. In a state of submission or defeat.
  3. Being lower; being beneath something.

under frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word under occurs in english on average 334.7 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 under 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 under can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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