how to pronounce sustained


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the above transcription of sustained 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.

sustained is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of sustained pronunciation

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

“… horrible thing it sustained in our …”

meanings of sustained


  1. Held continuously at a certain level.
  2. Held at a certain pitch.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sustain.

sustained frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sustained occurs in english on average 8.1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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