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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word start:

1 [no object] begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space; come into being:
the season starts in September
we ate before the film started
below Roaring Springs the real desert starts
embark on a continuing action or a new venture:
I’m starting on a new book
[with infinitive or present participle]:
I started to chat to him
we plan to start building in the autumn
use a particular point, action, or circumstance as an opening for a course of action:
the teacher can start by capitalizing on children’s curiosity
I shall start with the case you mention first
[no object, with adverbial of direction] begin to move or travel:
we started out into the snow
he started for the door
[with object] begin to engage in (an occupation), live through (a period), or attend (an educational establishment):
she will start school today
he started work at a travel agent
they started their married life
begin one’s working life:
he started as a mess orderly
he started off as doctor in the house
cost at least a specified amount:
fees start at £300
2 [with object] cause to happen or begin:
two men started the blaze
those women started all the trouble
I’m starting a campaign to get the law changed
cause (a machine) to begin to work:
we had trouble starting the car
he starts up his van
[no object] (of a machine) begin operating or being used:
the noise of a lorry starting up
there was a moment of silence before the organ started
cause or enable to begin doing something:
his father started him off in business
[with object and present participle]:
what he said started me thinking
give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race.
3 [no object] jerk or give a small jump from surprise or alarm:
‘Oh my!’ she said, starting
[no object, with adverbial of direction] literary move or appear suddenly:
she had seen Meg start suddenly from a thicket
(of eyes) bulge so as to appear to burst out of their sockets:
his eyes started out of his head like a hare’s
be displaced or displace by pressure or shrinkage:
[no object]:
the mortar in the joints had started
[with object] rouse (game) from its lair.
[usually in singular]
1the point in time or space at which something has its origin; the beginning:
he takes over as chief executive at the start of next year
the event was a shambles from start to finish
his bicycle was found close to the start of a forest trail
the point or moment at which a race begins:
make sure you are not over the line at the start
an act of beginning to do or deal with something:
I can make a start on cleaning up
an early start enabled us to avoid the traffic
used to indicate that a useful initial contribution has been made but that more remains to be done:
if he would tell her who had put him up to it, it would be a start
a person’s position or circumstances at the beginning of their life:
she’s anxious to give her baby the best start in life
an advantage consisting in having set out in a race or on a journey earlier than one’s rivals:
he had a ninety-minute start on them
2a sudden movement of surprise or alarm:
she awoke with a start
the woman gave a nervous start
dated a surprising occurrence:
you hear of some rum starts there