how to pronounce shelf


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the above transcription of shelf 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.

shelf is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… sea and decaying shelf they created the …”

meaning of shelf

A shelf is a flat horizontal surface.

shelf frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word shelf occurs in english on average 14.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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