how to pronounce supine


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the above transcription of supine 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.

supine is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… from the state when I say supine a …”

meanings of supine


  1. Inclining or leaning backward; inclined, sloping.
  2. Reluctant to take action due to indifference or moral weakness; apathetic or passive towards something.
  3. Lying on its back.


  1. In Swedish: a verb form that combines with an inflection of ha to form the present perfect and pluperfect tenses.
  2. In Latin and other languages: a type of verbal noun used in the ablative and accusative cases, which shares the same stem as the passive participle.

supine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word supine occurs in english on average 0.2 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 supine can be related to

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1) people, society, and culture;

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