how to pronounce handkerchief


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The above transcription of handkerchief 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.

handkerchief is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… blue polka-dot handkerchief which as he …”

meaning of handkerchief

A handkerchief is a small square of cloth used to wipe the face or nose.

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