how to pronounce sounded


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the above transcription of sounded 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.

sounded is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of sounded pronunciation

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

“… and clear the reason it sounded like …”

meanings of sounded


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sound.

sounded frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sounded occurs in english on average 24.2 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.

words that rhyme with sounded


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