how to pronounce bongo


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the above transcription of bongo 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.

bongo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… bought a bongo that proposed or not a …”

meanings of bongo


  1. Of the heart, etc.: to beat with an irregular rhythm.
  2. To hit something rhythmically with the hands.
  3. To play the bongo drums.


  1. A striped bovine mammal found in Africa, Tragelaphus eurycerus.
  2. Either of a pair of small drums of Cuban origin, played by beating with the hands.

bongo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bongo occurs in english on average 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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