how to pronounce starved


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starved is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in a cause that was starved for heroes …”

meanings of starved


  1. Approaching starvation, emaciated and malnourished.
  2. Deprived of nourishment or of something vital.
  3. Extremely hungry.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of starve.

starved frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word starved occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with starved


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