how to pronounce refrain

/ɹɪˈfɹɛɪn/

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The above transcription of refrain 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.

refrain is pronounced in two syllables

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ɹɪfɹɛɪn

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

“… provides that states must refrain from …”

meaning of refrain

A refrain is a repeated line or passage in a song or poem.

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