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How to Pronounce before?

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

Definition of before

  1. Farther onward in place, or progress in a place; preceding; previously; already; hitherto. Before the wind, moving in the direction of the wind and by its impulse. Before the mast, not allowed aft the main-mast, as being only a common sailor.
  2. Preceding in space, in time, or in rank; in front of; in presence or sight of; under the cognizance of; in preference to.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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