how to pronounce exception


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the above transcription of exception 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.

exception frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word exception occurs in english on average 31.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

exception is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… millennium ago is an exception to a rule …”

meaning of exception

Exception means an event that is not included in a general rule or law.

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