how to pronounce bout


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the above transcription of bout 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.

bout is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… racket try to put this bout 40 yards up …”

meanings of bout


  1. The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.
  2. A fighting competition.
  3. A roller derby match.
  4. An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
  5. A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant.
  6. A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
  7. A boxing match.


  1. To contest a bout.


  1. Aphetic form of about.

bout frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bout occurs in english on average 7.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to bout


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