how to pronounce drum


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the above transcription of drum 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.

drum is pronounced in one syllable

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of drum


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video examples of drum pronunciation

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

“… it's not a real drum roll even that is …”

meaning of drum

Drum is a percussion instrument.

drum frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word drum occurs in english on average 13.5 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 drum 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 drum can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to drum


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