how to pronounce famished


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the above transcription of famished 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.

famished is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… too lazy or famished to wade through 250 …”

meanings of famished


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of famish.


  1. Extremely hungry.

famished frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word famished occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

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