how to pronounce hummus


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hummus is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it's in hummus which is another staple …”

meanings of hummus


  1. A Levantine Arab dip made of chickpea paste with various additions, such as olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, often eaten with pitta bread, or as a meze. It is mostly eaten in the Levant.

hummus frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hummus occurs in english on average 4 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 hummus 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 hummus can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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