how to pronounce imitation


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The above transcription of imitation 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.

imitation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… movie the imitation game featuring …”

meanings of imitation


  1. The act of imitating.
  2. A copy or simulation; something that is not the real thing.

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