how to pronounce upfront


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the above transcription of upfront 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.

upfront is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… absurd after the upfront cost of …”

meaning of upfront

Upfront means in front of, in the open.

upfront frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word upfront occurs in english on average 2.9 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 upfront 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 upfront can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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