how to pronounce desperate


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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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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.

desperate frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word desperate occurs in english on average 26.1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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