how to pronounce tempest


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the above transcription of tempest 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.

tempest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… hamlet the tempest and othello according …”

meanings of tempest


  1. A storm, especially one with severe winds.
  2. A fashionable social gathering; a drum.
  3. Any violent tumult or commotion.


  1. To disturb, as by a tempest.
  2. To storm.


  1. A surname​.

tempest frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tempest occurs in english on average 1.4 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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