how to pronounce illustrate

/ˈɪləsˌtɹɛɪt/

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The above transcription of illustrate 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.

illustrate is pronounced in three syllables

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ɪləstɹɛɪt

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

“… little lines illustrate what used to be …”

meaning of illustrate

Illustrate means to make clear or more understandable by providing examples.

words with pronunciation similar to illustrate

illustratorillustratedfrustratesubstratecastrateimmigrateimitate

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