how to pronounce gunshot


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the above transcription of gunshot 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.

gunshot is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… all deceased with gunshot wounds …”

meanings of gunshot


  1. A bullet, projectile, or other shot fired from a gun.
  2. The act of discharging a firearm.
  3. The sound made by a discharging firearm.
  4. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun; the reach or range of a gun.

gunshot frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gunshot occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

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