how to pronounce without


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the above transcription of without 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.

without is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of without in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… be able to do it without a lot of local …”

meanings of without


  1. Outside, externally. This is still used in the names of some civil parishes in England, e.g. St Cuthbert Without.
  2. Lacking something.
  3. In prostitution: without a condom being worn.


  1. Not doing or not having done something.
  2. Outside of, beyond.
  3. Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.


  1. Unless, except (introducing a clause).

without frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word without occurs in english on average 493 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics without 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 without can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to without


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