how to pronounce intrusive

/ˌɪnˈtɹusɪv/

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intrusive is pronounced in three syllables

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ɪntɹusɪv

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

“… seems a little intrusive but really …”

meanings of intrusive

adjective:

  1. Tending to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without permission or welcome.
  2. Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.

noun:

  1. An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock.

words that rhyme with intrusive

elusiveinconclusiveexclusiveconclusiveabusive

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