how to pronounce surd


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the above transcription of surd 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.

surd is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… room Ostrow surd deposed accident' …”

meanings of surd


  1. Unvoiced; voiceless.
  2. Lacking the sense of hearing; deaf.
  3. Unheard.
  4. Involving surds, or irrational numbers; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers.


  1. A voiceless consonant.
  2. An irrational number, especially one expressed using the √ symbol.

surd frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word surd occurs in english on average 0 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.

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