how to pronounce amok


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the above transcription of amok 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.

amok is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the government run amok um and and maybe …”

meanings of amok


  1. Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous.
  2. In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk.


  1. One who runs amok; in Malay and Moro/Philippine culture, one who attempts to kill many others, especially expecting that they will be killed themselves.

amok frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word amok occurs in english on average 1.2 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 amok 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 amok can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to amok


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