how to pronounce promised


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the above transcription of promised 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.

promised frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word promised 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.

promised is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that is my i promised that we would get …”

meanings of promised


  1. Under obligation to some future commitment, such as a marriage or vocation.
  2. Predicted; expected; anticipated.
  3. Due to become manifest because of a past promise.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of promise.

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