how to pronounce bang


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the above transcription of bang 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.

bang is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… back with a bang before any other city …”

meanings of bang


  1. An explosive product.
  2. An abrupt left turn.
  3. A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
  4. Synonym of bangs: hair hanging over the forehead, especially a hairstyle with such hair cut straight across.
  5. Alternative form of bhang (“cannabis").
  6. An act of sexual intercourse.
  7. A thrill.
  8. A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!.
  9. An explosion.
  10. An injection, a shot (of a narcotic drug).
  11. A sudden percussive noise.
  12. The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.
  13. Strong smell (of).
  14. An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.


  1. To hammer or to hit anything hard.
  2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
  3. To inject intravenously.
  4. To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.
  5. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or a person's forelock; to cut (the hair).
  6. To hit hard.


  1. With a sudden impact.
  2. Precisely.
  3. Right, directly.


  1. A sudden percussive sound, such as made by the firing of a gun, slamming of a door, etc.

bang frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bang occurs in english on average 14.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bang 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 bang can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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