how to pronounce hokum


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the above transcription of hokum 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.

hokum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we know it's hokum can you give a quick …”

meanings of hokum


  1. (An instance of) excessively contrived, hackneyed, or sentimental material in a film, television programme, theater production, etc.
  2. A film, television programme, theater production, etc., containing excessively contrived, hackneyed, or sentimental material.
  3. A genre of blues song or music, often characterized by sexual innuendos or satire.
  4. (An instance of) meaningless nonsense with an outward appearance of being impressive and legitimate.

hokum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hokum occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

topics hokum 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 hokum can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to hokum


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