how to pronounce vain

/vɛɪn/

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vain is pronounced in one syllable

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vɛɪn

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

“… Q squared vain the best you could do …”

meanings of vain

adjective:

  1. Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.
  2. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
  3. Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
  4. Showy; ostentatious.

noun:

  1. Acronym of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia.

words with pronunciation similar to vain

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