how to pronounce destructive


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The above transcription of destructive 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.

destructive is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… out to be very destructive and in the …”

meanings of destructive


  1. Causing breakdown or disassembly.
  2. Causing destruction; damaging.
  3. Lossy; causing irreversible change.

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