how to pronounce ice


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the above transcription of ice 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.

ice is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… we had the end of an ice age and so the …”

meanings of ice


  1. The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
  2. Initialism of internal compiler error.
  3. Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.
  4. Initialism of International Cultural Exchange.
  5. Initialism of ice, compress, elevation (first-aid).
  6. In-circuit emulator, in-circuit emulation.
  7. A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
  8. Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
  9. Initialism of intercontinental exchange.
  10. Initialism of In Case of Emergency (used in mobile phones followed by the number to call if the phone's owner is injured).
  11. An ice cream.
  12. Any substance having the appearance of ice.
  13. Money paid as a bribe.
  14. Acronym of internal combustion engine, internal-combustion engine.
  15. Crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs.
  16. Water in frozen (solid) form.
  17. Initialism of in-car entertainment.
  18. One or more diamonds and jewelry.


  1. To put out a team for a match.
  2. To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
  3. To occupy a reserved electric car parking space (especially one equipped with a charger) with a traditional car equipped with an internal combustion engine.
  4. To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
  5. To murder.
  6. To make icy; to freeze.
  7. To cool with ice, as a beverage.
  8. To become ice; to freeze.


  1. Initialism of Intercity-Express (“German high speed train").
  2. A surname​.
  3. Abbreviation of Iceland.
  4. Initialism of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“law-enforcement agency of the United States Federal government").
  5. Initialism of Institution of Civil Engineers.

ice frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word ice occurs in english on average 92.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to ice


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