how to pronounce offense


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the above transcription of offense 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.

offense is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… game offense and then nap it's early …”

meanings of offense


  1. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  2. The act of offending:.
  3. An affront, insult or injury.
  4. The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense.
  5. A crime or sin.
  6. A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense.

offense frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word offense occurs in english on average 10.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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