how to pronounce ark


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ark is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of ark


  1. A large box with a flat lid.
  2. A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.
  3. Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge.
  4. The Ark of the Covenant.
  5. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  6. Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.


  1. The boat built by the Biblical Noah to carry himself and the animals of the planet during the Flood.
  2. The chest carried by the Hebrews containing the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments.

ark frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ark occurs in english on average 4.1 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.

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