how to pronounce respects


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respects is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… who came to pay respects to brian …”

meanings of respects


  1. Regards or respect expressed for a deceased person, usually at the same time as offering condolences to other mourners.
  2. Plural of respect.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of respect.

respects frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word respects occurs in english on average 5.1 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.

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