how to pronounce heard


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the above transcription of heard 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.

heard is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of heard pronunciation

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

“… which you might have heard of which is a …”

meanings of heard


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of hear.


  1. That has been heard or listened to; that has been aurally detected.


  1. A surname​.

heard frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word heard occurs in english on average 205 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to heard


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