how to pronounce escalation


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The above transcription of escalation 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.

escalation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… clarity but escalation is more clearly …”

meanings of escalation


  1. An increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy.
  2. A deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict.
  3. The reassignment of a difficult customer problem to someone whose job is dedicated to handling such cases.

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