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Pronunciation details of Against

How is Against pronounced?

International Phonetic Alphabet coded:

  • against = ə'gɛnst (/ə/'g/ɛ/nst)

Hyphenation of Against

How is Against hyphenated?

  • British and American usage: Against (no hyphenation)

Tongue twisters with Against

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You can use tongue twisters (phrases that are difficult to articulate properly, especially fast) to help with pronunciation of certain words and sounds. Against appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • He thrusts his fists against the posts,
    and still insists he sees the ghosts.
    (from "It" by Stephen King)
  • Admidst the mists and coldest frosts,
    With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
    He thrusts his fists against the posts,
    And still insists he sees the ghosts.
  • Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
    Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
    With his bat Bob banged the ball
    Banged it bump against the wall
    But so boldly Bobby banged it
    That he burst his rubber ball
    "Boo!" cried Bobby
    Bad luck ball
    Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
    Now to drown his many troubles
    Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles.
    (from mid-Willamette Valley theater)

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See also pronunciation examples for Against All, Against Me!, Against Time, Born Against, Dead Against, Hold Against, Lean Against, Make Against, Mind Against, Rise Against, Take Against, turn against, work against, against a man, Go Up Against, To Go Against, Up Against It, Against Nature, Rub Up Against, Turned Against, and Against the Law.

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