how to pronounce blackout


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of blackout 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.

blackout is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of blackout

example pitch curve for pronunciation of blackout


test your pronunciation of blackout

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of blackout

video examples of blackout pronunciation

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

“… help you survive a blackout is that they …”

meanings of blackout


  1. A large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers.
  2. A temporary loss of consciousness.
  3. An instance of censorship, especially a temporary one.
  4. The mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings as imposed during World War II.
  5. A temporary loss of memory.

Did this page help you?