how to pronounce breve


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the above transcription of breve 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.

breve is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… bereavements the breve consulted mediums …”

meanings of breve


  1. The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.
  2. A double whole note.
  3. Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.
  4. A semicircular diacritical mark (˘) placed above a vowel, commonly used to mark its quantity as short.

breve frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word breve occurs in english on average 0 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to breve


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