How to Pronounce dearer?

Correct pronunciation for the word "dearer" is [dˈi͡əɹə], [dˈi‍əɹə], [d_ˈiə_ɹ_ə].

"Dearer" in context

Dearer is a relatively new concept which refers to an object or service that has become far more valuable or expensive than it once was. This can be due to a variety of factors, but is most often associated with inflation, a rising demand for a specific item or an increase in the cost of its production. In many cases, however, dearer also applies to psychological and emotional connections to an item. Examples may be things such as a favorite childhood toy, a work of art or a sentimental gift that someone has held onto for many years and would be unwilling to part with.

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