how to pronounce donovan


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the above transcription of donovan 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.

donovan is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Management and Budget Shaun Donovan who …”

meanings of donovan


  1. A surname,.
  2. The Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.


  1. A potato.

donovan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word donovan occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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