how to pronounce spirited


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the above transcription of spirited 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.

spirited is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… mean-spirited small-minded and …”

meanings of spirited


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of spirit.


  1. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.

spirited frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spirited occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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