how to pronounce bullet


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bullet is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and here you can see bullet holes in a …”

meanings of bullet


  1. A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (•), often used in lieu of numbers for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted).
  2. Anything that is projected extremely fast.
  3. An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.
  4. Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.
  5. A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.
  6. A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition.
  7. One year of prison time.
  8. The heavy projectile thrown in a game of road bowling.
  9. A small ball.
  10. A roughly bullet-shaped sweet consisting of a cylinder of liquorice covered in chocolate.
  11. A cannonball.
  12. An ace (the playing card).
  13. Very fast (speedy).
  14. The fetlock of a horse.
  15. A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.
  16. A plumb or sinker.
  17. A young or little bull; a male calf.
  18. A notation used on pop music charts to indicate that a song is climbing in the rankings.


  1. To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.
  2. To speed, like a bullet.
  3. To make a shot, especially with great speed.

bullet frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bullet occurs in english on average 12 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 bullet 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 bullet can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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