how to pronounce handicapped


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the above transcription of handicapped 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.

handicapped is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… one week called handicapped in action …”

meanings of handicapped


  1. Limited by an impediment of some kind.
  2. Having a handicap.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of handicap.


  1. A disabled person.

handicapped frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word handicapped occurs in english on average 1.8 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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