how to pronounce hiccups


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hiccups is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… all and despite some hiccups getting …”

meanings of hiccups


  1. Plural of hiccup.
  2. The condition of having the spasms of hiccupping.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hiccup.

hiccups frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hiccups occurs in english on average 1.6 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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