how to pronounce debates


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the above transcription of debates 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.

debates is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we had debates about if there should be …”

meanings of debates


  1. Plural of debate.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of debate.

debates frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word debates occurs in english on average 6.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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