how to pronounce hung


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hung is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… four years ago i hung up my uniform for …”

meanings of hung


  1. Suspended by hanging.
  2. Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.
  3. Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.
  4. Having a large penis (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).
  5. Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.
  6. Having hanging additions or appendages.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of hang (except when referring to the method of execution; there, hanged is used instead).


  1. A surname​.

hung frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word hung occurs in english on average 28 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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