how to pronounce perilous

/ˈpɛɹələs/

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The above transcription of perilous 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.

perilous is pronounced in three syllables

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pɛɹələs

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

“… i think we're at a perilous crossroads …”

meaning of perilous

Perilous means dangerous, risky.

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