how to pronounce stubborn


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of stubborn 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.

stubborn is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of stubborn

example pitch curve for pronunciation of stubborn


test your pronunciation of stubborn

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of stubborn

video examples of stubborn pronunciation

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

“… either i'm now stubborn because after …”

meanings of stubborn


  1. Of materials: physically stiff and inflexible; not easily melted or worked.
  2. Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting; persistent in doing something.


  1. Stubbornness.
  2. A disease of citrus trees characterized by stunted growth and misshapen fruit, caused by Spiroplasma citri.

stubborn frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word stubborn occurs in english on average 4.3 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.

topics stubborn 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 stubborn can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

Did this page help you?