how to pronounce cup


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the above transcription of cup 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.

cup is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of cup pronunciation

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

“… how many tablespoons are in a cup there …”

meaning of cup

A cup is a drinking vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring liquid from the cup.

cup frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word cup occurs in english on average 140 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.

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