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tired is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know clients are tired of the …”

meanings of tired


  1. Ineffectual; incompetent.
  2. Fed up, annoyed, irritated, sick of.
  3. Overused, cliché.
  4. In need of some rest or sleep.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of tire.

tired frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word tired occurs in english on average 80.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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