how to pronounce hunk


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the above transcription of hunk 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.

hunk is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… they take a hunk of metal and they heat …”

meanings of hunk


  1. A goal or base in children's games.
  2. A record of differences between almost contiguous portions of two files (or other sources of information). Differences that are widely separated by areas which are identical in both files would not be part of a single hunk. Differences that are separated by small regions which are identical in both files may comprise a single hunk. Patches are made up of hunks.
  3. A sexually attractive boy or man, especially one who is muscular.
  4. A large or dense piece of something.
  5. A honyock.

hunk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hunk occurs in english on average 1.8 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 hunk 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 hunk can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to hunk


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