how to pronounce said


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the above transcription of said 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.

said is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of said pronunciation

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

“… that it opens up I said at the start of …”

meanings of said


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


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of say.


  1. Mentioned earlier; aforesaid.


  1. Mentioned earlier; aforesaid.

said frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word said occurs in english on average 2095.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics said can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that said can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to said


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