how to pronounce built


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built is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… children mm-hmm and they built a lot of …”

meanings of built


  1. Past participle of build.
  2. Simple past tense of build.


  1. Well-built, muscular or toned.


  1. Shape; build; form of structure.

built frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word built occurs in english on average 76.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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