how to pronounce gum


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of gum 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.

gum is pronounced in one syllable

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of gum


test your pronunciation of gum

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

video examples of gum pronunciation

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

“… chewing gum that we produce what you may …”

meanings of gum


  1. The flesh around the teeth.
  2. Chewing gum.
  3. Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.
  4. A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.
  5. Initialism of genitourinary medicine.
  6. A rubber overshoe.
  7. A gummi candy.
  8. A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.
  9. A gum tree.
  10. A single piece of chewing gum.
  11. Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.


  1. To inelegantly attach into a sequence.
  2. To stiffen with glue or gum.
  3. To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.
  4. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.
  5. To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.
  6. To impair the functioning of a thing or process.


  1. A surname​.

gum frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word gum occurs in english on average 8.4 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 gum 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 gum can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to gum


Did this page help you?