how to pronounce honest


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the above transcription of honest 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.

honest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… family and to be honest it sucks so we …”

meaning of honest

Honest means truthful, not deceitful.

honest frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word honest occurs in english on average 29.6 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to honest


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