how to pronounce dam


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dam is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… disaster response to a faulty dam burst …”

meanings of dam


  1. The water reservoir resulting from placing such structure.
  2. A reservoir.
  3. Initialism of digital asset management.
  4. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
  6. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals.
  7. A former coin of Nepal, 128 of which were worth one mohar.
  8. A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet during dental work, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
  9. A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow or part of the flow, generally for purposes such as retaining or diverting some of the water or retarding the release of accumulated water to avoid abrupt flooding.
  10. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.


  1. To block the flow of water.


  1. Damn.

dam frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dam occurs in english on average 7.4 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 dam 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 dam can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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