how to pronounce used


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used is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of used pronunciation

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

“… um you know i'm not used to living in a …”

meanings of used


  1. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
  2. That is or has or have been used.
  3. Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of use You used me!.
  2. To perform habitually; to be accustomed.

used frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word used occurs in english on average 669.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics used can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that used can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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