how to pronounce played


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the above transcription of played 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.

played is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of played pronunciation

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

“… and appeals notably he played a key role …”

meanings of played


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of play.

played frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word played occurs in english on average 118 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics played can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that played can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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