how to pronounce sought


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the above transcription of sought 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.

sought is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… for one both sides sought to outdo the …”

meanings of sought


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of seek.

sought frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sought occurs in english on average 20.6 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.

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