how to pronounce lest

/ˈlɛst/

audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of lest 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.

lest is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of lest

example pitch curve for pronunciation of lest

lɛst

test your pronunciation of lest

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of lest

video examples of lest pronunciation

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

“… them she tells me lest we count that …”

meanings of lest

conjunction:

  1. That (without the negative particle; introduces the reason for an emotion.).
  2. For fear that; that not; in order to prevent something from happening; in case.

words with pronunciation similar to lest

lentblessedlacedpestwestleastlatelastnestleased

Did this page help you?