how to pronounce knack


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the above transcription of knack 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.

knack is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… we got a lot of knack he had a …”

meanings of knack


  1. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something.
  2. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity.
  3. A petty contrivance; a toy.


  1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise; to chink.
  2. To speak affectedly.


  1. A surname​.

knack frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word knack occurs in english on average 2.8 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 knack 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 knack can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to knack


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