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The above transcription of mad 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.

mad is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… showing off his mad skills here with …”

meanings of mad


  1. Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.
  2. Having impaired polarity.
  3. Angry, annoyed.
  4. Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.
  5. Used litotically to indicate satisfaction or approval.
  6. Bizarre; incredible.
  7. Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.
  8. Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.
  9. Wildly confused or excited.
  10. Abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.


  1. To madden, to anger, to frustrate.
  2. To be or become mad.


  1. Initialism of mutually assured destruction.
  2. Abbreviation of magnetic anomaly detector.


  1. Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.


  1. Acronym of Michigan algorithm decoder, a programming language, a variant of ALGOL, developed in 1959 at the University of Michigan.

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