how to pronounce closed


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closed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the resort's have all closed up there's …”

meanings of closed


  1. Sealed, made inaccessible or impassable; not open.
  2. Having an open complement.
  3. Lacking a free variable.
  4. Formed by closing the mouth and nose passages completely, like the consonants /t/, /d/, and /p/.
  5. Not operating or conducting trade.
  6. Having the sound cut off sharply by a following consonant, like the /ɪ/ in pin.
  7. Such that its image under the specified operation is contained in it.
  8. Whose first and last vertices are the same, forming a closed loop.
  9. Not public.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of close.

closed frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word closed occurs in english on average 57.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to closed


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