how to pronounce portent


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The above transcription of portent 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.

portent is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… but also a portent of doom that the …”

meanings of portent


  1. Something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy.
  2. A portending; significance.
  3. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.

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