how to pronounce eager

/ˈiːɡɚ/

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The above transcription of eager 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.

eager is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… are very willing and eager to begin to …”

meanings of eager

adjective:

  1. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
  2. Desirous; keen to do or obtain something.
  3. Sharp; sour; acid.
  4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
  5. Not employing lazy evaluation; calculating results immediately, rather than deferring calculation until they are required.

noun:

  1. Alternative form of eagre (tidal bore).

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to eager

eatereitherethermeagereggerleagueraugeraugurseaterpeter

words that rhyme with eager

leaguermeagerbeleaguer

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