how to pronounce dampen


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the above transcription of dampen 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.

dampen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… try and dampen down the response to that …”

meanings of dampen


  1. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  2. To become damp or moist.
  3. To become damped or deadened.
  4. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.

dampen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dampen occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to dampen


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