how to pronounce debonair


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the above transcription of debonair 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.

debonair is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… they're debonair they're they're …”

meanings of debonair


  1. Charming, confident, and carefully dressed.
  2. Suave, urbane and sophisticated.
  3. Gracious, courteous.


  1. Debonaire behaviour; graciousness.

debonair frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word debonair occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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