how to pronounce three


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the above transcription of three 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.

three is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… way to coil a three strand line you get …”

meanings of three


  1. Anything measuring three units, as length.
  2. The playing card featuring three pips.
  3. Abbreviation of three-pointer.
  4. The digit/figure 3.
  5. A person who is three years old.


  1. Describing a set or group with three elements.
  2. A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).

three frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word three occurs in english on average 798.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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