how to pronounce trepidation


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The above transcription of trepidation 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.

trepidation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… deja of you and of trepidation at a …”

meanings of trepidation


  1. A fearful state; a state of concern or hesitation.
  2. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  3. A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

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