how to pronounce contrite


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The above transcription of contrite 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.

contrite is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and frankly naomi was contrite in her …”

meanings of contrite


  1. Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for one's own actions; apologetic.
  2. Thoroughly bruised or broken.


  1. A contrite person; a penitent.

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