how to pronounce returned


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returned is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… remember but when they returned days …”

meanings of returned


  1. That has come back.
  2. Back home having been discharged from military service.
  3. Bent back; angled.
  4. Yielded as a return on an investment etc.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of return.

returned frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word returned occurs in english on average 56.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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