how to pronounce punctuation


audio example by a male speaker

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the above transcription of punctuation 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.

punctuation is pronounced in four syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of punctuation


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video examples of punctuation pronunciation

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

“… by the 3rd century BC punctuation in the …”

meanings of punctuation


  1. A set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.
  2. An act of punctuating.

punctuation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word punctuation occurs in english on average 2.9 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 punctuation 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 punctuation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to punctuation


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