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

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word faint:

1(of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible:
the faint murmur of voices
(of a hope or chance) possible but unlikely; slight:
there is a faint chance that the enemy may flee
lacking conviction or enthusiasm; feeble:
she sent him a faint answering smile
2 [predic.] feeling weak and dizzy and close to losing consciousness:
the heat made him feel faint
[no object]
lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain:
I fainted from loss of blood
archaic grow weak or feeble; decline:
the fires were fainting there
[in singular]
a sudden loss of consciousness:
she hit the floor in a dead faint

not have the faintest

informal have no idea:
I haven’t the faintest what it means



Middle English (in the sense ‘feigned’, also ‘feeble, cowardly’, surviving in faint heart): from Old French faint, past participle of faindre (see feign). Compare with feint1

Do not confuse faint with feint. Faint means ‘only just able to be seen, heard, or smelled’ (
the faint murmur of voices
) or ‘lose consciousness’, while feint means ‘a mock attack’ or ‘make a deceptive movement’ (
I feinted to the right, then moved to the left