how to pronounce drilled


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the above transcription of drilled 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.

drilled is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… anchors drilled into the brick walls …”

meanings of drilled


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of drill.

drilled frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word drilled occurs in english on average 2.7 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 drilled 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 drilled can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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