how to pronounce damp


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damp is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… leaving their eggs in the damp soil when …”

meanings of damp


  1. Dejection or depression; something that spoils a positive emotion (such as enjoyment, satisfaction, expectation or courage) or a desired activity.
  2. Moisture; humidity; dampness.
  3. Fog; fogginess; vapor.
  4. Initialism of deficits in attention, motor coordination and perception.
  5. Initialism of damage-associated molecular pattern.
  6. A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.


  1. Permitting the possession of alcoholic beverages, but not their sale.
  2. In a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist. The lawn was still damp so we decided not to sit down.
  3. Despondent; dispirited, downcast.


  1. To dampen; to make moderately wet.
  2. To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
  3. To put out, as fire; to weaken, restrain, or make dull.

damp frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word damp occurs in english on average 8.9 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 damp 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 damp can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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