how to pronounce adequate


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of adequate 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.

adequate is pronounced in three syllables

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of adequate


test your pronunciation of adequate

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

video examples of adequate pronunciation

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

“… without adequate shelter facing the same …”

meaning of adequate

Adequate means enough or sufficient.

adequate frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word adequate occurs in english on average 8.9 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 adequate 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 adequate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with adequate


Did this page help you?