how to pronounce held


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the above transcription of held 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.

held is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of held pronunciation

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

“… building's first the LMDC held a …”

meanings of held


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of hold.

held frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word held occurs in english on average 123 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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