how to pronounce unread


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the above transcription of unread 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.

unread is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you don't drown in unread messages and …”

meanings of unread


  1. Not having been read. The book I got for my 18th birthday remained unread until my retirement.
  2. Not having read; uneducated.


  1. To flag (a previously read e-mail or similar message) as not having been read.
  2. To undo the process of reading.

unread frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word unread occurs in english on average 1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to unread


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