how to pronounce dreaded


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the above transcription of dreaded 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.

dreaded is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… u-shape or the dreaded hell shake we're …”

meanings of dreaded


  1. Causing fear, dread or terror.
  2. Wearing dreadlocks.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of dread.

dreaded frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dreaded occurs in english on average 7.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dreaded


words that rhyme with dreaded


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