how to pronounce book


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book is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… so i read this book about five times to …”

meanings of book


  1. A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc. She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.
  2. A major division of a long work.
  3. A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
  4. A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
  5. Four of a kind.
  6. The twenty-sixth Lenormand card.
  7. A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets, but now sometimes electronically as an e-book.
  8. The script of a musical or opera.
  9. A book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement).
  10. Six tricks taken by one side.
  11. A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.
  12. A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.
  13. The accumulated body of knowledge passed down among black pimps.
  14. Records of the accounts of a business.
  15. Any source of instruction.


  1. Simple past tense of bake.
  2. To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.
  3. To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.
  4. To record bets as bookmaker.
  5. To leave.
  6. To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.
  7. To travel very fast.
  8. To reserve (something) for future use.
  9. To receive the highest grade in a class.

book frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word book occurs in english on average 730.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to book


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