how to pronounce despair


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the above transcription of despair 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.

despair is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… I think a moment of despair for you guys …”

meaning of despair

Despair is a feeling of hopelessness and despair.

despair frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word despair occurs in english on average 12 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics despair can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that despair can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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