how to pronounce refused


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the above transcription of refused 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.

refused is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wasn't expecting that I refused to wear …”

meanings of refused


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of refuse.

refused frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word refused occurs in english on average 29.8 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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