how to pronounce lest


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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

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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


  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.

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