how to pronounce abused


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of abused 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.

abused is pronounced in two syllables

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of abused


test your pronunciation of abused

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

video examples of abused pronunciation

An example use of abused in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… lucky i've been abused by white cops and …”

meanings of abused


  1. Having been a victim of some form of abuse, most commonly child abuse or domestic violence.
  2. Overused; used profligately or in excess.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of abuse.

abused frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word abused occurs in english on average 9.9 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.

topics abused 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 abused can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to abused


Did this page help you?