how to pronounce upward


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of upward 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.

upward is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of upward

example pitch curve for pronunciation of upward


test your pronunciation of upward

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of upward

video examples of upward pronunciation

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

“… trajectory instead of an upward one …”

meanings of upward


  1. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
  2. In the upper parts; above.
  3. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin.


  1. The upper part; the top.


  1. Directed toward a higher place.

upward frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word upward occurs in english on average 7.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words with pronunciation similar to upward


Did this page help you?