how to pronounce teen


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the above transcription of teen 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.

teen is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the rear and then some lovely teen coil …”

meanings of teen


  1. Vexation; anger; hate.
  2. A teenager.
  3. Grief; sorrow; trouble.


  1. To become angry or distressed.
  2. To hedge or fence in; to enclose.
  3. To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.


  1. Of or having to do with teenagers; teenage.

teen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word teen occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

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