how to pronounce degrade

/dɪɡˈɹɛɪd/

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the above transcription of degrade 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.

degrade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word degrade occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

degrade is pronounced in two syllables

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dɪɡɹɛɪd

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

“… tough and doesn't degrade easily isn't …”

meanings of degrade

verb:

  1. To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
  2. To lower in value or social position.
  3. To reduce in quality or purity.

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