how to pronounce surprised


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the above transcription of surprised 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.

surprised is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i i would be surprised if they had small …”

meanings of surprised


  1. Caused to feel surprise, amazement or wonder, or showing an emotion due to an unexpected event.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of surprise.

surprised frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word surprised occurs in english on average 71.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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