how to pronounce ted


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the above transcription of ted 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.

ted is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you have a a a ted talk where you share …”

meanings of ted


  1. A Teddy boy.
  2. Transmission electron diffraction.
  3. A teddy boy.
  4. Thyroid eye disease.
  5. Turtle excluder device.


  1. Technology Entertainment Design, a series of global conferences.
  2. A nickname for the male given names Edward and Theodore.


  1. To spread hay for drying.

ted frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ted occurs in english on average 14.2 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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