how to pronounce bookend


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The above transcription of bookend 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.

bookend is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as a bookend to the speech …”

meanings of bookend


  1. A heavy object or moveable support placed at one or both ends of a row of books for the purpose of keeping them upright.
  2. Something that comes before, after, or at both sides of something else.


  1. To come before and after, or at both sides of.

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