how to pronounce ancestor


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the above transcription of ancestor 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.

ancestor is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ancestor in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… which is a early human ancestor and it's …”

meaning of ancestor

An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended.

ancestor frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ancestor occurs in english on average 3.5 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.

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