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The above transcription of ragged 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.

ragged is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… connoted uh the ragged dirty-faced …”

meanings of ragged


  1. Faulty; lacking in skill, reliability, or organization.
  2. Of a data structure: having uneven levels.
  3. In tatters, having the texture broken.
  4. Harsh-sounding; having an unpleasant noise.
  5. Having rough edges; jagged or uneven.
  6. Wearing tattered clothes. a ragged fellow.
  7. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
  8. Performed in a syncopated manner, especially in ragtime.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rag.

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