how to pronounce spent


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spent is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i think it's we we spent a great deal of …”

meanings of spent


  1. Of fish: exhausted as a result of having spawned.
  2. Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of spend.

spent frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word spent occurs in english on average 180.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to spent


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