how to pronounce petrified


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The above transcription of petrified 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.

petrified is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… that's for everyone who's petrified of …”

meanings of petrified


  1. Extremely afraid.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of petrify.

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