how to pronounce privation


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of privation 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.

privation is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of privation

example pitch curve for pronunciation of privation


test your pronunciation of privation

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of privation

video examples of privation pronunciation

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

“… from privation during the shutdown I …”

meanings of privation


  1. The act of depriving someone of such basic necessities; deprivation.
  2. The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life.
  3. The state of being deprived of or lacking an attribute formerly or properly possessed; the loss or absence of such an attribute.
  4. Degradation or suspension from an office.

privation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word privation occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

Did this page help you?