how to pronounce adrift

/ədˈɹɪft/

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adrift is pronounced in two syllables

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ədɹɪft

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

“… called academically adrift documenting …”

meanings of adrift

adjective:

  1. Absent from his watch.
  2. Behind one's opponents, or below a required threshold in terms of score, number or position.
  3. Floating at random.

adverb:

  1. In a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves.

words with pronunciation similar to adrift

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