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How to Pronounce before?

Correct pronunciation for the word "before" is [bɪfˈɔː], [bɪfˈɔː], [b_ɪ_f_ˈɔː].

"Before" in context

Before is an incredibly powerful concept that implies an idea of time and possibility. To ponder before indicates a contemplative pause, to prepare, to strategize, or to imagine the potential. To reflect before making a decision or a commitment carries tremendous weight and shows a sign of diligent reflection. There is an inherent sense of anticipation, since one will know whether or not what comes "after" is good or bad. To consider before doing is wise, a cautionary step that can build confidence. It can also create regret or realization if the wrong choice is made.

What are similar-sounding words for before?

Usage over time for before:

This graph shows how "before" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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