how to pronounce strained


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strained is pronounced in one syllable

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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


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


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of strain.

strained frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word strained occurs in english on average 4.1 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 strained 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 strained can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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