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.

gap frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word gap occurs in english on average 22 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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