how to pronounce speculate

/ˈspɛk.jə.lɛɪt/

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The above transcription of speculate 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.

speculate is pronounced in three syllables

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spɛkjəlɛɪt

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

“… so I speculate at what the first …”

meaning of speculate

To speculate means to form a guess or opinion about something that is not known for certain.

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