how to pronounce forehand


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the above transcription of forehand 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.

forehand is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… trip to Croatia to his forehand suddenly …”

meanings of forehand


  1. The hand towards the front of the board.
  2. Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
  3. A throw similar to a sidearm throw in baseball, where the disc remains on the throwing-arm side of the body and is led by the middle finger.
  4. All of the part of a horse which is before the rider.
  5. The chief or most important part.
  6. A stroke in which the palm of the hand faces the direction of the stroke.


  1. Beforehand; paid in advance.


  1. To strike with a forehand stroke.


  1. A surname​.

forehand frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word forehand occurs in english on average 0.5 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.

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