how to pronounce doom


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the above transcription of doom 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.

doom is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… map of doom made by my friend dom over …”

meanings of doom


  1. Death.
  2. The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation thereof.
  3. A judgment or decision.
  4. A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
  5. An undesirable fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
  6. Destiny, especially terrible.
  7. A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
  8. A law.


  1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
  2. To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
  3. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn.
  4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
  5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.


  1. A popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the progenitor of the genre.

doom frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word doom occurs in english on average 8.6 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 doom 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 doom can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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