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

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word point:

1 [no object] direct someone’s attention towards something by extending one’s finger or something held in one’s hand:
the lads were nudging each other and pointing at me
[with adverbial] indicate a particular time, direction, or reading:
a sign pointing left
[with object] direct or aim (something) at someone or something:
he pointed the torch beam at the floor
[with adverbial of direction] face or be turned in a particular direction:
two of its toes point forward and two point back
2 [no object, with adverbial] cite a fact or situation as evidence of something:
he points to several factors supporting this conclusion
(point to) (of a fact or situation) indicate that (something) is likely to happen or be the case:
everything pointed to an Eastern attack
[with object] give force or emphasis to (words or actions):
he wouldn’t miss the opportunity to point a moral
3 [with object] chiefly Ballet extend (the toes) by tensing the foot and ankle so as to form a point:
reach up with your arms and point your toes
4 [with object] fill the joints of (brickwork or masonry) with smoothly finished mortar:
the bricks have been poorly pointed
5 [with object] give a sharp, tapered point to:
he twisted and pointed his moustache
6 [with object] insert points in (written text of Semitic languages).
mark (Psalms) with signs for chanting.
7 [with object] (of a dog) indicate the presence of (game) by standing rigid while looking towards it.
at all points
in every part or respect:
he turned to her, neat at all points, ready for anything
beside (or off) the point
Eliot’s arguments are wholly beside the point
case in point
an instance or example that illustrates what is being discussed:
the ‘green revolution’ in agriculture is a good case in point
in point of fact
see fact.
make one’s point
put across a proposition clearly and convincingly:
he sat back, satisfied he had made his point
make a point of
make a special and noticeable effort to do (a specified thing):
she made a point of taking a walk each day
on point
chiefly US apposite; relevant:
his review of the album was right on point
point the finger
openly accuse someone or apportion blame:
I hope that the committee will point the finger at the real culprits
the point of no return
the point in a journey or enterprise at which it becomes essential or more practical to continue to the end rather than turn back.
point of sailing
a sailing boat’s heading in relation to the wind:
adjust the centre board according to point of sailing
score points
deliberately make oneself appear superior to someone else by making clever remarks:
she was constantly trying to think of ways to score points off him
take someone’s point
chiefly British accept the validity of someone’s idea or argument.
to the point
his evidence was brief and to the point
up to a point
to some extent but not completely.
win on points
Boxing win by scoring more points than one’s opponent (as awarded by the judges and/or the referee) rather than by a knockout.
Phrasal Verbs
point something out
direct someone’s gaze or attention towards, especially by extending one’s finger:
I pointed out a conical heap of stones
[reporting verb] say something to make someone aware of a fact or circumstance:
[with clause]:
she pointed out that his van had been in the car park all day
[with direct speech]:
‘Most of the people round here are very poor,’ I pointed out
point something up
reveal the true nature or importance of something:
he did so much to point up their plight in the 1960s
Middle English: the noun partly from Old French point, from Latin punctum ‘something that is pricked’, giving rise to the senses ‘unit, mark, point in space or time’; partly from Old French pointe, from Latin puncta ‘pricking’, giving rise to the senses ‘sharp tip, promontory’. The verb is from Old French pointer, and in some senses from the English noun