how to pronounce hesitation

/ˌhɛzəˈtɛɪʃən/

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The above transcription of hesitation 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.

hesitation is pronounced in four syllables

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hɛzətɛɪʃən

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

“… there was not a hesitation we knew we …”

meanings of hesitation

noun:

  1. A faltering in speech; stammering.
  2. Doubt; vacillation.
  3. An act of hesitating.

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