how to pronounce respite


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the above transcription of respite 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.

respite is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like respite I really like your lungs …”

meanings of respite


  1. The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term.
  2. A brief interval of rest or relief.
  3. A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death.


  1. To delay or postpone (an event).
  2. To allow (a person) extra time to fulfil some obligation.

respite frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word respite occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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