how to pronounce devastation

/ˌdɛv.əˈstɛɪ.ʃən/

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devastation is pronounced in four syllables

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dɛvəstɛɪʃən

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

“… utter devastation in the next few months …”

meanings of devastation

noun:

  1. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
  2. Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or administrator; devastavit.

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