how to pronounce need

/niːd/

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The above transcription of need 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.

need is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to the NFL in 2004 I need to fail a drug …”

meaning of need

Need means to have a lack of something needed.

words with pronunciation similar to need

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