how to pronounce four


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the above transcription of four 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.

four is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of bake a eight six four four so this is …”

meanings of four


  1. The crew rowing in a four boat.
  2. A person who is four years old.
  3. Anything measuring four units, as length.
  4. A four-pennyworth of spirits.
  5. The shell itself.
  6. The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  7. An event in which the batsmen run four times between the wickets or, more often, a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.
  8. A regatta event for four boats.
  9. (rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.
  10. A power forward.


  1. Describing a set or group with four elements.
  2. A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••).

four frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word four occurs in english on average 461.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics four 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 four can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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