how to pronounce dire

/ˈdaɪɹ/

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The above transcription of dire 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.

dire is pronounced in one syllable

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daɪɹ

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

“… Services paints a more dire picture up …”

meanings of dire

adjective:

  1. Bad in quality, awful, terrible. His dire mistake allowed her to checkmate him with her next move.
  2. Requiring action to prevent bad consequences: urgent, pressing.
  3. Warning of bad consequences: ill-boding; portentous.
  4. Expressing bad consequences: dreadful; dismal.

words with pronunciation similar to dire

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