how to pronounce telephone


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the above transcription of telephone 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.

telephone is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of telephone


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video examples of telephone pronunciation

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

“… his home telephone numbers online they …”

meaning of telephone

Telephone is a device that allows two or more people to communicate with each other over a distance.

telephone frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word telephone occurs in english on average 80.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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