how to pronounce dog


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dog is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… we've eaten her own dog food we are we …”

meanings of dog


  1. A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel, to restrain the back action; a click or pawl. (See also: ratchet, windlass).
  2. A hot dog.
  3. A coward.
  4. One of the cones used to divide up a racetrack when training horses.
  5. A dull, unattractive girl or woman.
  6. A flop; a film that performs poorly at the box office.
  7. Shortened form of dog meat.
  8. A man (derived from definition 2).
  9. The eighteenth Lenormand card.
  10. Foot.
  11. (from "dog and bone") Phone or mobile phone.
  12. Underdog.
  13. Initialism of digital on-screen graphic.
  14. Someone who is morally reprehensible.
  15. A male dog, wolf or fox, as opposed to a bitch or vixen.
  16. Initialism of digitally originated graphic.
  17. A sexually aggressive man.
  18. A mammal, Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris, that has been domesticated for thousands of years, of highly variable appearance due to human breeding.
  19. Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.
  20. A metal support for logs in a fireplace.
  21. Any member of the Family Canidae, including domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, and their relatives (extant and extinct); canid.
  22. Something that performs poorly.


  1. To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.
  2. To pursue with the intent to catch.
  3. To fasten a hatch securely.
  4. To criticize.
  5. To follow in an annoying or harassing way.
  6. To divide (a watch) with a comrade.
  7. To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place.


  1. Newcastle Brown Ale.
  2. The eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
  3. The language supposedly spoken by dogs.
  4. A nickname for a person, especially a tough man.

dog frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word dog occurs in english on average 124.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dog


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