how to pronounce until


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the above transcription of until 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.

until is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… there is no morality until we make it up …”

meanings of until


  1. Before (a time).
  2. To; physically towards.
  3. Up to the time of (something happening).


  1. Up to the time that (a condition becomes true).
  2. Before (a condition becoming true).

until frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word until occurs in english on average 573.8 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 until 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 until can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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