how to pronounce desperate

/ˈdɛspɹɪt/

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The above transcription of desperate 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.

desperate is pronounced in two syllables

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dɛspɹɪt

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

“… doctor the desperate attempt to get …”

meaning of desperate

To be desperate means to feel an extreme need or a strong desire for something.

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