how to pronounce w


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the above transcription of w 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.

w is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… been open since george h.w bush and so i …”

meanings of w


  1. Wanker.
  2. Wicket.
  3. Witness.
  4. Wins.
  5. Work.
  6. Watt.
  7. Warrant.
  8. West.


  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double U and written in the Latin script.
  2. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double-u and written in the Latin script.


  1. Wide.
  2. White.


  1. Alternative form of w/.
  2. With a wing (on the Enneagram).


  1. Wednesday.
  2. George W. Bush, US politician.

w frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word w occurs in english on average 52 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.

words that rhyme with w


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