Abstain Pronunciation

Hello, sir or madam, if you are confused about how to pronounce Abstain correctly, don't worry; this pronunciation guide will help you pronounce Abstain in UK and US English.

Abstain - British English
Abstain - American English
Abstain IPA (key) in American English and British English.

Abstain Pronunciation in British English

IPA (key): /æbˈsteɪn/

Breakdown:

  • /æ/: sounds like the 'a' in "cat"
  • /b/: is the 'b' in "book"
  • /ˈs/: is the 's' in "sun"
  • /t/: is the 't' in "tap"
  • /eɪ/: sounds like the 'a' in "make"
  • /n/: is the 'n' in "nice"

Sounds like: "ab-STAYN"
(UK) enPR: ăb-stān'

Abstain Pronunciation in American English

IPA (key): /æbˈsteɪn/

Breakdown:

  • /æ/: sounds like the 'a' in "cat"
  • /b/: is the 'b' in "book"
  • /ˈs/: is the 's' in "sun"
  • /t/: is the 't' in "tap"
  • /eɪ/: sounds like the 'a' in "make"
  • /n/: is the 'n' in "nice"

Sounds like: "ab-STAYN"
(US) enPR: ăb-stān'

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