Posted on

Pronunciation of Contrives: Learn how to pronounce Contrives in English correctly

Learn how to say Contrives correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word contrive:

verb
(transitive) to manage (something or to do something), esp by means of a trick; engineer ⇒ he contrived to make them meet
(transitive) to think up or adapt ingeniously or elaborately ⇒ he contrived a new mast for the boat
to plot or scheme (treachery, evil, etc)
Derived Forms
conˈtrivable adjective
conˈtriver noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French controver, from Late Latin contropāre to represent by figures of speech, compare, from Latin com- together + tropus figure of speech, trope