how to pronounce defends


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The above transcription of defends 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.

defends is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… blood cell that defends against bacteria …”

meanings of defends


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

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