how to pronounce drift


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the above transcription of drift 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.

drift is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… close and then you drift apart it's …”

meaning of drift

Drift means to move slowly or to move in a particular direction.

drift frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word drift occurs in english on average 12.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to drift


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