how to pronounce blooper


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the above transcription of blooper 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.

blooper is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in fact she's even posted a blooper reel …”

meanings of blooper


  1. A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
  2. A gaff-rigged fore-and-aft sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast of a square-rigged ship; a spanker.
  3. A filmed or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing accident and/or mistake.
  4. A radio which interferes with other radios, causing them to bloop (squeal loudly).
  5. A blunder, an error.

blooper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word blooper occurs in english on average 0.2 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 blooper 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 blooper can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to blooper


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