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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 6 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: English

Meaning: Alarm or distress

Pronunciation: dɪˈsmeɪ, /dɪˈsmeɪ/, D IH S M EY

Popularity Rank: #2,293,073

On this page:

  • 1. Dismay Meaning
  • 2. Dismay Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Dismay
  • 4. Translations of Dismay
  • 5. Dismay Name Popularity
  • 6. Dismay Name Poster
  • 7. Names similar to Dismay

Dismay Meaning

Derived from the Middle English word 'dismai', meaning alarm or distress. It is often used to describe a feeling of unease or disappointment.

Dismay also means "Alarm or distress".

Dismay is found in South Africa, Colombia, Jordan, and 1 more countries.

Dismay Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: dɪˈsmeɪ

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /dɪˈsmeɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: D IH S M EY

D: Pronounce as in "dog" (D AO G)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Dismay

Dismay Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Dismay is recorded 5 times globally, ranking it as the 2,293,073th most common name worldwide.

Dismay is most prevalent in South Africa, with 2 occurrences, making it the 230,501th most popular name in the country.

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