how to pronounce abut


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the above transcription of abut is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

abut is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abut in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the funny thing abut yeah listening …”

meanings of abut


  1. To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to.
  2. To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
  3. To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent (to); to be contiguous (said of an area of land).

abut frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abut occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abut can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abut can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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