how to pronounce gap


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gap is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… see this like little gap on the inside …”

meanings of gap


  1. An opening allowing passage or entrance.
  2. A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.
  3. A vacant space or time.
  4. A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  5. A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.
  6. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
  7. (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  8. An opening that implies a breach or defect.
  9. The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.
  10. Alternative form of gup (elected head of a gewog in Bhutan).
  11. The regions between the outfielders.
  12. An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
  13. A mountain or hill pass.


  1. To check the size of a gap.
  2. To leave suddenly.
  3. To make an opening in; to breach.
  4. To notch, as a sword or knife.


  1. A town, the capital of Hautes-Alpes department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
  2. Initialism of Great Ape Project.

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