how to pronounce hank


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the above transcription of hank 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.

hank is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Soviet Union and Hank Rogers and a guy …”

meanings of hank


  1. A rope or withe for fastening a gate.
  2. A throw in which a wrestler turns his left side to his opponent, twines his left leg about his opponent's right leg from the inside, and throws him backward.
  3. A ring or shackle that secures a staysail to its stay and allows the sail to glide smoothly up and down.
  4. Hold; influence.
  5. Doubt, difficulty.
  6. Mess, tangle.
  7. A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope.


  1. To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
  2. To form into hanks.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Henry.
  2. A diminutive of the given name Hankin (a medieval form of John).

hank frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word hank occurs in english on average 6.2 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 hank 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 hank can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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