how to pronounce ascent


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the above transcription of ascent 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.

ascent is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… first ascent is planning to me is the …”

meanings of ascent


  1. The way or means by which one ascends.
  2. An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy.
  3. An eminence, hill, or high place.
  4. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade.
  5. The ascender height in a typeface.
  6. The act of ascending; a motion upwards.

ascent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ascent occurs in english on average 5.1 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.

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