how to pronounce gulf


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gulf is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… piling up off the US Gulf Coast I don't …”

meanings of gulf


  1. The bottom part of a list of those awarded a degree, for those who have only just passed.
  2. A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially landlocked sea.
  3. A large deposit of ore in a lode.
  4. A difference, especially a large difference, between groups.
  5. That which swallows; the gullet.
  6. That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.
  7. A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin.


  1. To award a degree to somebody who has only just passed sufficiently.


  1. The Persian Gulf, or the region surrounding it.

gulf frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word gulf occurs in english on average 9.5 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 gulf 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 gulf can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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