how to pronounce handset


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the above transcription of handset 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.

handset is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… of consumer handset side with Ericsson …”

meanings of handset


  1. A mobile phone.
  2. The part of a landline telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), held in the hand.

handset frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word handset occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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