how to pronounce universe


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universe is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… john muir earth planet universe wow uh …”

meanings of universe


  1. An imaginary collection of worlds.
  2. An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  3. A whole world, in the sense of perspective or social setting.
  4. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
  5. A collection of stories with characters and settings that are less interrelated than those of sequels or prequels.
  6. Everything under consideration.
  7. A sample taken from the population.


  1. Our universe, the sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Universe; Our universe.

universe frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word universe occurs in english on average 52.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to universe


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