how to pronounce lost


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lost is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… was it because if I lost the if I lost …”

meanings of lost


  1. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible.
  2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed.
  3. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way.
  4. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible.
  5. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as not to notice external things.
  6. In an unknown location; unable to be found.
  7. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered.
  8. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of lose.

lost frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word lost occurs in english on average 214.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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