how to pronounce wan

/ˈwɑːn/

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wan is pronounced in one syllable

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wɑːn

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

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meanings of wan

noun:

  1. Pronunciation spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
  2. A girl or woman.
  3. Acronym of wide area network.
  4. The quality of being wan; wanness.

adjective:

  1. Pale, sickly-looking.
  2. Bland, uninterested.
  3. Dim, faint.

verb:

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of win.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to wan

wonkwokwannawattdawnwantwinnonconnwean

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