how to pronounce supposed


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the above transcription of supposed 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.

supposed frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word supposed occurs in english on average 24.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

supposed is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and says what am i supposed to do all of …”

meanings of supposed


  1. Intended.
  2. Having an obligation.
  3. Presumed to be true, but without proof.
  4. Generally considered or expected.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.

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