how to pronounce sustain

/səˈstɛɪn/

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The above transcription of sustain 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.

sustain is pronounced in two syllables

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səstɛɪn

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

“… across a message sustain and leave you …”

meaning of sustain

Sustain means to keep something in existence or to keep something going.

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