how to pronounce condescension

/ˌkɑːndəˈsɛnʃən/

audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of condescension 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.

condescension is pronounced in four syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of condescension

example pitch curve for pronunciation of condescension

kɑːndəsɛnʃən

test your pronunciation of condescension

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of condescension

meanings of condescension

noun:

  1. A patronizing attitude or behavior.
  2. The act of condescending; a manner of behaving toward others in an outwardly polite way that nevertheless implies one's own superiority to the others; patronizing courtesy toward inferiors.

Did this page help you?