how to pronounce suspense

/səsˈpɛns/

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The above transcription of suspense 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.

suspense is pronounced in two syllables

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səspɛns

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

“… the suspense of a final vote I want an …”

meanings of suspense

noun:

  1. The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.
  2. The pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc.
  3. The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
  4. A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.

adjective:

  1. Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
  2. Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.

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