how to pronounce ton


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the above transcription of ton 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.

ton is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ton in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… das ist der tiefste ton den wir bis …”

meanings of ton


  1. Tone (manner of speaking).
  2. Tone.
  3. Clay.
  4. Note (a musical pitch or sound).

ton frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word ton occurs in german on average 35.2 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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