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The above transcription of main 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.
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An example use of main in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… we have to sort of main how long do you …”
Main means the most important part of something.