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Pronounce Descent as D EH S K EH N T.

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Phonetic transcription for descent

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of descent: | dɛskɛnt |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of descent: | dɛscɛnt |

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Meanings for descent

an action of moving downward


a movement downward

origin, descent, extraction(noun)

properties attributable to your ancestry

"he comes from good origins"


the act of changing your location in a downward direction

descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation(noun)

the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(noun)

a downward slope or bend

lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)

the descendants of one individual

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude

the airplane began its gradual descent to the landing field

a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body

the family patriarch's heartbreaking descent into infirmity and senility

a change to a lower state or level

the nation's rapid descent into anarchy after the revolution

a loss of status

for throwing the game, the ballplayer underwent a huge descent in the eyes of the fans

a sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory

the lightning descent of the invading army on that unsuspecting border town

the act or action of setting upon with force or violence

the descent of the voracious locusts on the wheat fields

the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended

a person of Finnish descent

a downward slope

on bicycle tours the ascents always seem to outnumber the descents

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Synonyms for descent

declension lineage pedigree stock ancestry stemma blood extraction decline declination origin parentage downslope line of descent declivity line blood line fall bloodline filiation rootage root inception source origination beginning derivation linage pin crepuscule dip gloam twilight diminution decline in quality dec spill gloaming tumble regrets decay surrender worsening autumn deterioration evenfall celestial latitude downfall drop crepuscle nightfall dusk free fall capitulation personal credit line cable business billet rakehell store roue agate line crinkle telephone circuit farm animal seam inventory course crease melodic line air channel short letter production line job occupation assembly line parenthood contrast gillyflower birth product line livestock line of work bank line line of merchandise personal line of credit rake melody strain neckcloth dividing line transmission line breed ocellus gunstock argumentation profligate logical argument phone line furrow rail line wrinkle melodic phrase fund rip line of business pipeline line of credit business line railway line demarcation subscriber line line of products stock certificate communication channel caudex telephone line credit line broth line of reasoning tune note simple eye argument affinity alliance consanguinity family kin kind kindred race relationship slope attack assault incursion foray raid hostile invasion progeny downhill offspring alighting descendant affiliation ascendancy dive down nosedive plunge debilitation decaying degeneration ebbing enfeeblement weakening decadence degeneracy degradation dégringolade devolution downgrade ebb eclipse comedown demise flameout Götterdämmerung inroad invasion irruption aggression attempt blitz blitzkrieg charge coup de main offense offence offensive onset onslaught rush strike breeding family tree genealogy hang hanging

Descent in different languages

  • اصلArabic
  • слизане понижение спускане произход нанадолнище Bulgarian
  • baixada Catalan
  • sestup pád spád původ Czech
  • afstamning Danish
  • herkunft German
  • origen descenso bajada ascendencia Spanish
  • syntyperä Finnish
  • descendance origine French
  • teàrnadh, sinnsearachdScots Gaelic
  • ascendenza Italian
  • 降下Japanese
  • heketangaMaori
  • helling afdaling afkomst herkomst Dutch
  • zejście droga w dół pochodzenie Polish
  • ascendência decadência declive descendência descida origem Portuguese
  • схождение понижение спуск происхождение Russian
  • sílaz, porijéklo, sìlazak, pȃd, spȕst, nágib, podrijétlo, pàdina, rȏd, òbronakSerbo
  • نسلUrdu

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