how to pronounce challenged


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the above transcription of challenged 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.

challenged is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… has inspired you and challenged you to …”

meanings of challenged


  1. Used following adverbs to make adjectives in imitation of and mocking adjectives of this kind.
  2. Lacking some physical or mental attribute or skill ; used after adverbs to make politically correct adjectives.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of challenge.

challenged frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word challenged occurs in english on average 16.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics challenged 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 challenged can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to challenged


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