how to pronounce retired


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retired is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… community people who are retired and …”

meanings of retired


  1. Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded.
  2. Having left employment, especially on reaching pensionable age.
  3. No longer in use or production.
  4. Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of retire.

retired frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word retired occurs in english on average 18.1 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 retired 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 retired can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with retired


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