how to pronounce versus


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the above transcription of versus 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.

versus is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of versus pronunciation

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

“… can do with software now versus what you …”

meanings of versus


  1. Against; in opposition to.
  2. Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).
  3. Compared with, as opposed to.

versus frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word versus occurs in english on average 13.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to versus


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