how to pronounce contrition


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The above transcription of contrition 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.

contrition is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… apologizes shows contrition backs an …”

meanings of contrition


  1. The state of being contrite; sincere penitence or remorse.
  2. The act of grinding or rubbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

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