how to pronounce bop


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the above transcription of bop 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.

bop is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in there I said grow up ooom bop boy her …”

meanings of bop


  1. A very light smack, blow or punch.
  2. A party.
  3. Initialism of burden of proof.
  4. A good song.
  5. Initialism of blowout preventer.
  6. A style of improvised jazz from the 1940s.


  1. Initialism of Boy's Own Paper.
  2. Initialism of Bureau of Prisons.
  3. Bophuthatswana.
  4. Initialism of Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac.


  1. To dance to this music, or any sort of popular music with a strong beat.
  2. To have sex.
  3. To strike gently or playfully.

bop frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bop occurs in english on average 1.8 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 bop 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 bop can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

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