the above transcription of x 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.
x is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of x pronunciation
An example use of x in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… almost like an x-ray which allows you to …”
meanings of x
Abbreviation of extreme.
Intersex or non-binary (in passports and identification documents).
Alternative letter-case form of X (“intersex or non-binary, in passports and identification documents").
Suitable only for those aged 16 or (later) 18 years and over.
The spot behind the goal.
Ecstasy, a particular street drug.
Any mark that looks like that letter, such as a mark made by a person who cannot read or write in lieu of a signature.
A placeholder for an unknown, suppressed or hypothetical name.
A surname, used by those who have had their identity or heritage, including their proper ancestral names, erased or forgotten.
Forming gender-neutral or otherwise more inclusive versions of words, especially Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
The twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, called ex and written in the Latin script.
Used between the names of two characters to denote a ship, particularly in anime, manga, and video games.
Used in place of and in artist collaborations.
An unknown quantity or unknown value.
x frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR
the word x occurs in english on average 71 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.
topics x 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 x can be often used in the following areas: