how to pronounce defence


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the above transcription of defence 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.

defence is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… set up the defence sales organization …”

meaning of defence

Defence means the act of defending or protecting something.

defence frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word defence occurs in english on average 116.5 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.

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