how to pronounce tier


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the above transcription of tier 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.

tier is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… but thanks to the new tier 4 lockdown …”

meanings of tier


  1. A layer or rank, especially of seats or a wedding cake.
  2. One who ties (knots, etc).
  3. Something that ties.
  4. A child's apron.


  1. To cascade in an overlapping sequence.
  2. To arrange in layers.
  3. To move (data) from one storage medium to another as an optimization, based on how frequently it is accessed.

tier frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tier occurs in english on average 3.9 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 tier 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 tier can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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