how to pronounce listened


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the above transcription of listened 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.

listened is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and so I listened to it and it instantly …”

meanings of listened


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of listen.

listened frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word listened occurs in english on average 26 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics listened 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 listened can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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