how to pronounce subspecies


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The above transcription of subspecies 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.

subspecies is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… I think is a subspecies of acceptance …”

meanings of subspecies


  1. A rank in the classification of organisms, below species.
  2. A subdivision of a species in other scientific disciplines.
  3. A taxon at that rank, often indicated with trinomial nomenclature (such as Felis silvestris silvestris in zoology and Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii in botany).

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