how to pronounce dave


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the above transcription of dave 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.

dave is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… stuff and so does Dave so the two of …”

meanings of dave


  1. A Gujarati surname from Sanskrit द्विवेदिन् (dvivedin, “(one who has studied) two Vedas").
  2. A female given name.
  3. A diminutive of the male given name David, also used as a formal given name.


  1. To assuage; soften; mitigate; relieve; calm; alleviate (pain).

dave frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word dave occurs in english on average 26.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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