how to pronounce handsome


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the above transcription of handsome 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.

handsome is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as handsome muscular and carrying …”

meaning of handsome

Handsome means attractive and pleasing to the eye.

handsome frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word handsome occurs in english on average 16.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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