how to pronounce cool


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cool is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but wouldn't it be cool if any museum or …”

meanings of cool


  1. Applied facetiously to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.
  2. Allowing or suggesting heat relief.
  3. Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  4. Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.
  5. Of a person, not showing emotion; calm and in control of oneself.
  6. Quietly impudent, defiant, or selfish; deliberately presuming: said of persons and acts.
  7. Calmly audacious.
  8. In fashion, part of or fitting the in crowd; originally hipster slang.
  9. Of a color, in the range of violet to green.
  10. Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
  11. Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.
  12. Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.


  1. To make cooler, less warm.
  2. To lose heat, to get colder.
  3. To make less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  4. To become less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  5. To kill.


  1. A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; coolness.
  2. The property of being cool, popular or in fashion.
  3. A calm temperament.


  1. Initialism of CLIPS Object-Oriented Language.
  2. A surname​.
  3. Ellipsis of McCool; A Irish surname​., anglicized form of McCool.

cool frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word cool occurs in english on average 173.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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