1 : utter loss of hope a cry of despair gave up in despair. 2 : a cause of hopelessness an incorrigible child is the despair of his parents. despair. verb. despaired; despairing; despairs.
How do you speak despair?
How do you say Despire?
Is the T silent in exactly?
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.
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