how to pronounce open


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the above transcription of open 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.

open is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… some sort of move to open list PR but I …”

meaning of open

Open means to make accessible or available.

open frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word open occurs in english on average 302.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to open


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