how to pronounce bookend

/ˈbʊˌkɛnd/

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bookend is pronounced in two syllables

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bʊkɛnd

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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

noun:

  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.

verb:

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

words with pronunciation similar to bookend

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