how to pronounce retained


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the above transcription of retained 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.

retained is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in the sale peter still retained some …”

meanings of retained


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of retain.

retained frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word retained occurs in english on average 4.2 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 retained 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 retained can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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