how to pronounce smiley


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the above transcription of smiley 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.

smiley is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of smiley pronunciation

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

“… keyboard with a few smiley faces so …”

meaning of smiley

A smiley is a type of emoticon that typically has a round face with a wide grin.

smiley frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word smiley occurs in english on average 0.5 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 smiley 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 smiley can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to smiley


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