how to pronounce possessed


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possessed is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… just it was like a man possessed I just …”

meanings of possessed


  1. Seized by powerful emotions.
  2. Controlled by evil spirits.
  3. Followed by of: having; owning.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of possess.

possessed frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word possessed occurs in english on average 7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics possessed 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 possessed can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to possessed


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