how to pronounce bequest


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The above transcription of bequest 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.

bequest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to make a bequest and by that time the …”

meanings of bequest


  1. The transfer of property upon the owner's death according to the will of the deceased.
  2. The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.
  3. That which is left by will; a legacy.
  4. A person's inheritance; an amount of property given by will.
  5. That which has been handed down or transmitted.


  1. To give as a bequest; bequeath.

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