how to pronounce restrained


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restrained is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in a restrained position agreed …”

meanings of restrained


  1. Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of restrain.

restrained frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word restrained occurs in english on average 3.8 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 restrained 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 restrained can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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