how to pronounce desired


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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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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


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of desire.


  1. Wished-for, longed-for.

desired frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word desired occurs in english on average 21.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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