how to pronounce desire


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the above transcription of desire 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.

desire is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… two people so that desire can continue …”

meaning of desire

Desire means a strong feeling of wanting something.

desire frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word desire occurs in english on average 72.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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