how to pronounce burnt


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burnt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… 50% are burnt out you know in any school …”

meanings of burnt


  1. Carbonised.
  2. Being darker than standard, especially browner.
  3. Having a sunburn.
  4. Damaged or injured by fire or heat.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of burn.

burnt frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word burnt occurs in english on average 11.3 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.

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