how to pronounce break


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the above transcription of break 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.

break is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to give you a break and I'd say haven't …”

meaning of break

Break means to stop something from continuing, to interrupt.

break frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word break occurs in english on average 94 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to break


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