how to pronounce defeat

/dɪˈfiːt/

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The above transcription of defeat 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.

defeat is pronounced in two syllables

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dɪft

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

“… commemorating their defeat other times …”

meaning of defeat

Defeat means to cause someone to lose a battle or contest.

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