how to pronounce desperation


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The above transcription of desperation 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.

desperation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… sense almost a sense of desperation to …”

meanings of desperation


  1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
  2. A state of despair, or utter hopelessness; abandonment of hope.
  3. Reckless fury.

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