how to pronounce fess


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the above transcription of fess 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.

fess is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to fess up and accept that the game was …”

meanings of fess


  1. Lively; active; strong.
  2. Proud; conceited.
  3. Of animals, bad-tempered, fierce.


  1. To confess; to admit.


  1. A horizontal band across the middle of the shield.

fess frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fess occurs in english on average 0 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 fess 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 fess can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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