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How to Pronounce desolate?

Correct pronunciation for the word "desolate" is [dˈɛsələt], [dˈɛsələt], [d_ˈɛ_s_ə_l_ə_t].

"Desolate" in context

Desolate is usually used to describe a feeling of being alone and desolate. Example of desolate places and environments range from derelict factories to abandoned ghost towns, barren lands, and isolated areas where very few people live.

Desolate moods can be subjective, sometimes even evoking feelings of melancholic despair or a lonely existential crisis. Images of desolate places can trigger a variety of emotions and responses, such as awe, fear or sadness.

Desolate can also be used to describe a sense of loss or loneliness, often triggered by a traumatic experience or the death of a loved one.

What are similar-sounding words for desolate?

Usage over time for desolate:

This graph shows how "desolate" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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