how to pronounce defended


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the above transcription of defended 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.

defended is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… cases might be defended using Liberty …”

meanings of defended


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of defend.

defended frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word defended occurs in english on average 5 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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