how to pronounce intense

/ˌɪnˈtɛns/

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The above transcription of intense 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.

intense is pronounced in two syllables

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ɪntɛns

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

“… after a week of intense creativity and …”

meanings of intense

adjective:

  1. Stressful and tiring.
  2. Extreme in degree; excessive.
  3. Very emotional or passionate.
  4. Strained; tightly drawn.
  5. Very severe.
  6. Extreme in size or strength.
  7. Strict, very close or earnest.

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