how to pronounce dead


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the above transcription of dead 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.

dead is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and the guys were dead Q&A that was …”

meaning of dead

To be dead means to be no longer alive.

dead frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word dead occurs in english on average 124.9 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dead


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