how to pronounce umbrage


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the above transcription of umbrage 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.

umbrage is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… take umbrage at calling communism evil …”

meanings of umbrage


  1. A feeling of doubt.
  2. Shadow; shade.
  3. A feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive.
  4. Leaves that provide shade, as the foliage of trees.


  1. To displease or cause offense.
  2. To shade.

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