how to pronounce lacked


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the above transcription of lacked 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.

lacked is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it lacked the kind of transportation …”

meanings of lacked


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of lack.

lacked frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lacked occurs in english on average 5.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lacked can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lacked can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lacked


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