how to pronounce gulf

/ˈɡʌlf/

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the above transcription of gulf 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.

gulf frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gulf occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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:

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meanings of gulf

noun:

  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.

verb:

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

name:

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

words with pronunciation similar to gulf

gullygullsguffgulpgullgolfgilasylphgulletsully

words that rhyme with gulf

engulf

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