how to pronounce contrary

/ˈkɒn.tɹə.ɹi/

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The above transcription of contrary 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.

contrary is pronounced in three syllables

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kɒntɹəɹi

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An example use of contrary in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… now that goes contrary to some of the …”

meaning of contrary

Contrary means in opposition to, in contrast to, or in contradiction with.

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