how to pronounce hesitated


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the above transcription of hesitated 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.

hesitated is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… haven't hesitated to do that i think uh …”

meanings of hesitated


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of hesitate.

hesitated frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hesitated occurs in english on average 3 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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