how to pronounce nadir


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the above transcription of nadir 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.

nadir is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to one woman born at the nadir of u.s …”

meanings of nadir


  1. The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
  2. The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place of observation.
  3. An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
  4. The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.


  1. To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.

nadir frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nadir occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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