how to pronounce decode


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the above transcription of decode 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.

decode frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word decode occurs in english on average 1 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.

decode is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… to help me decode this little wonder …”

meanings of decode


  1. To figure out something difficult to interpret.
  2. To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.


  1. Output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols.
  2. A product of decoding.

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