how to pronounce whence


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the above transcription of whence 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.

whence is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… from whence did such a simple perfect …”

meanings of whence


  1. From where; from which place or source.


  1. Used for introducing the result of a fact that has just been stated.

whence frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word whence occurs in english on average 2.1 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 whence 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 whence can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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