how to pronounce desperado


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the above transcription of desperado 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.

desperado is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… started calling me desperado and singing …”

meanings of desperado


  1. A person in desperate circumstances or who is at the point of desperation, such as a down-and-outer, an addict, etc.
  2. A bold outlaw, especially one from southern portions of the Wild West.
  3. A person who is desperately in love or is desperate for a romantic or sexual relationship.
  4. A piece that seems determined to give itself up, typically to bring about stalemate or perpetual check.

desperado frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word desperado occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

topics desperado 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 desperado can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with desperado


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