how to pronounce desired

/dɪˈzaɪɚd/

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The above transcription of desired 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.

desired is pronounced in three syllables

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dɪzaɪɚd

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

“… contest around the desired outcome don't …”

meanings of desired

verb:

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of desire.

adjective:

  1. Wished-for, longed-for.

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