how to pronounce strained

stɹɛɪnd

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

“… and outlines a strained relationship the …”

meanings of strained

adjective:

  1. Not natural or spontaneous but done with effort.
  2. Forced through a strainer.
  3. Under tension; tense.

verb:

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of strain.