how to pronounce hype


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the above transcription of hype 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.

hype is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to hype up the crowd it look kind of …”

meanings of hype


  1. Alternative form of hipe (wrestling move).
  2. Promotion or propaganda; especially exaggerated claims.
  3. A drug addict.


  1. To promote heavily; to advertise or build up.
  2. Alternative form of hipe (wrestling move).


  1. Hyped (“excited").
  2. Excellent, cool.

hype frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word hype occurs in english on average 8.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to hype


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