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The above transcription of refined 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.

refined is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as elegant and refined and cool as gwen …”

meanings of refined


  1. Elevated and polished.
  2. Free of dross or alloy.
  3. Highly-processed and pure.
  4. Cultured, freed from vulgarity.
  5. Purified, reduced in or freed from impurities.
  6. Elegant, sometimes affected, prissy, or bloodless.
  7. Subtle, scrupulous, carefully thought out.
  8. Developed, improved.
  9. Dealing in a refined product such as sugar or petroleum.
  10. Morally pure.
  11. Precise, freed from imprecision.
  12. Sagacious, sometimes oversubtle or feigning sagacity.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of refine.


  1. The refined form of a commodity, as opposed to its raw or generic form.

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