how to pronounce gavel

/ˈɡævəl/

audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of gavel 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.

gavel is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of gavel

example pitch curve for pronunciation of gavel

ɡævəl

test your pronunciation of gavel

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of gavel

video examples of gavel pronunciation

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

“… where the gavel will change so process …”

meanings of gavel

noun:

  1. Usury; interest on money.
  2. A gable.
  3. An old Saxon and Welsh form of tenure by which an estate passed, on the holder's death, to all the sons equally; also called gavelkind.
  4. The legal system as a whole.
  5. A mason's setting maul.
  6. Rent.
  7. A wooden mallet, used by a courtroom judge, or by a committee chairman, struck against a sounding block to quieten those present, or by an auctioneer to accept the highest bid at auction.
  8. A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.

verb:

  1. To use a gavel.
  2. To divide or distribute according to the gavel system.

words with pronunciation similar to gavel

gravelravelgaggletravelgroveltattlemammalcattlecastlebevel

words that rhyme with gavel

gravelravelunraveltravel

Did this page help you?