how to pronounce kayak


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the above transcription of kayak 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.

kayak is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… everybody else was focus on kayak and …”

meanings of kayak


  1. To traverse (a body of water) by kayak.
  2. To use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak.


  1. A type of small boat, covered over by a surface deck, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position, from a hole in the surface deck.

kayak frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kayak occurs in english on average 1.4 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 kayak 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 kayak can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to kayak


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