how to pronounce contender


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The above transcription of contender 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.

contender is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… that we really are a contender here and …”

meanings of contender


  1. Someone who has a viable chance of winning a competition.
  2. Someone who competes with one or more other people.

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