how to pronounce ketchup


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the above transcription of ketchup 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.

ketchup is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… grandfather's famous ketchup recipe the …”

meanings of ketchup


  1. Such a sauce more generally (not necessarily based on tomatoes).
  2. A tomato-vinegar-based sauce, sometimes containing spices, onion or garlic, and (especially in the US) sweeteners.


  1. To cover with ketchup.

ketchup frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ketchup occurs in english on average 4.9 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 ketchup 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 ketchup can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to ketchup


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