how to pronounce preferred


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the above transcription of preferred 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.

preferred is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… what is their preferred you know kind of …”

meanings of preferred


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of prefer.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of preferre.


  1. Favoured.


  1. Preferred stock.

preferred frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word preferred occurs in english on average 18.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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