how to pronounce bud


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the above transcription of bud 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.

bud is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and yeah this is bud fox the young kid …”

meanings of bud


  1. Initialism of big ugly dish.
  2. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
  3. Something that has begun to develop.
  4. Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the “bud"), or marijuana generally.
  5. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  6. Used to address a male.
  7. A Budweiser beer.
  8. Buddy, friend.
  9. Initialism of benzodiazepine use disorder.
  10. A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.
  11. A pretty young girl.


  1. To form buds.
  2. To reproduce by splitting off buds.
  3. To graft by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree.
  4. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  5. To put forth as a bud.
  6. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.


  1. A male given name from English.
  2. A male nickname.

bud frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bud occurs in english on average 9.4 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 bud 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 bud can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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