how to pronounce digression


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The above transcription of digression 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.

digression is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… anyway sorry for the digression but it's …”

meanings of digression


  1. An aside, an act of straying from the main subject in speech or writing. The lectures included lengthy digressions on topics ranging from the professor's dog to the meaning of life.
  2. An elongation, a deflection or deviation from a mean position or expected path.
  3. The act of straying from the main subject in speech or writing, particularly for rhetorical effect.
  4. A deviancy, a sin or error, an act of straying from the path of righteousness or a general rule.
  5. A deviation, an act of straying from a path.

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