how to pronounce harness


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harness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… yes can i harness that can i get it on a …”

meanings of harness


  1. A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
  2. The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  3. Equipment for any kind of labour.
  4. The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
  5. A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.


  1. To equip with armour.
  2. To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
  3. To capture, control or put to use.

harness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word harness occurs in english on average 5.2 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with harness


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