how to pronounce sustain


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the above transcription of sustain 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.

sustain is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a platform to sustain and create …”

meaning of sustain

Sustain means to keep something in existence or to keep something going.

sustain frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sustain occurs in english on average 8.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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