how to pronounce dementia


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the above transcription of dementia 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.

dementia is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… she was diagnosed with dementia 10 years …”

meanings of dementia


  1. Madness or insanity.
  2. A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.

dementia frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dementia occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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