how to pronounce trepidation

/ˌtɹɛp.ɪˈdɛɪ.ʃən/

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trepidation is pronounced in four syllables

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tɹɛpɪdɛɪʃən

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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

noun:

  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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