how to pronounce pressed


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pressed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and lightly pressed a stick into …”

meanings of pressed


  1. Upset, bothered.
  2. Under strain or deprivation.
  3. Recruited by a press gang.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of press.

pressed frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word pressed occurs in english on average 18.4 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to pressed


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