how to pronounce pathetic

/pəˈθɛtɪk/

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The above transcription of pathetic 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.

pathetic is pronounced in three syllables

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pəθɛtɪk

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

“… do they right it's pathetic so and what …”

meaning of pathetic

Pathetic means very sad or pitiful.

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