how to pronounce witness


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the above transcription of witness 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.

witness is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of witness pronunciation

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

“… in 2022 we'll get to witness the launch …”

meaning of witness

Witness means to see or experience something without being involved.

witness frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word witness occurs in english on average 28.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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