how to pronounce inspired


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inspired is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and I was so inspired by that and I took …”

meanings of inspired


  1. Drawn into the lungs; inhaled.
  2. Inflated.
  3. Having excellence through inspiration.
  4. Infused with power or knowledge granted from a supernatural entity; possessing inspiration from the divine.
  5. Filled with inspiration or motivated.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of inspire.

inspired frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word inspired occurs in english on average 77.3 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.

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