how to pronounce eight


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the above transcription of eight 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.

eight is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… famous there was like eight sort of kids …”

meanings of eight


  1. The eight people who crew a rowing-boat.
  2. A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which eight rowers each have two oars.
  3. Alternative spelling of ait (island in a river).
  4. Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  5. A race in which such craft participate.
  6. The digit/figure 8.


  1. A numerical value equal to 8; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
  2. Describing a group or set with eight elements.


  1. Obsolete spelling of eighth.

eight frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word eight occurs in english on average 173.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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