how to pronounce foreground


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the above transcription of foreground 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.

foreground is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… automatically selects the foreground and …”

meanings of foreground


  1. The elements of an image which lie closest to the picture plane.
  2. The application the user is currently interacting with; the application window that appears in front of all others.
  3. The subject of an image, often depicted at the bottom in a two-dimensional work.


  1. To place in the foreground (physically or metaphorically).

foreground frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word foreground occurs in english on average 3.1 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 foreground 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 foreground can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to foreground


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