how to pronounce longhand


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the above transcription of longhand 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.

longhand is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… something back when it was longhand this …”

meanings of longhand


  1. Written by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand.
  2. Written by hand (with pen or pencil), rather than printed out; handwritten.


  1. The written characters used in the common method of writing; opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting.

longhand frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word longhand occurs in english on average 0.3 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 longhand 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 longhand can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to longhand


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