how to pronounce four

/fɔːɹ/

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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

noun:

  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.

numeral:

  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 (••••).

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