how to pronounce fain


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the above transcription of fain 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.

fain is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… shouldn't fain that they think they're …”

meanings of fain


  1. Eager, willing or inclined to.
  2. Satisfied, contented.
  3. Obliged or compelled to.
  4. Well-pleased, glad.


  1. By will or choice.
  2. With joy; gladly.


  1. To be delighted or glad; to rejoice.
  2. To gladden.


  1. A surname​.

fain frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fain occurs in english on average 0.1 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 fain 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 fain can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to fain


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