how to pronounce contracted


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contracted is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Islands where he contracted a tropical …”

meanings of contracted


  1. Incurred; acquired.
  2. Made smaller by contraction.
  3. Arranged by contract; established by agreement.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of contract.

contracted frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word contracted occurs in english on average 3.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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