how to pronounce leap


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of leap 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.

leap is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of leap

example pitch curve for pronunciation of leap


test your pronunciation of leap

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of leap

video examples of leap pronunciation

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

“… the rods designed ignored leap seconds …”

meanings of leap


  1. A large step in reasoning, often one that is not justified by the facts.
  2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
  3. A fault.
  4. A significant move forward.
  5. A salmon ladder.
  6. The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
  7. A basket.
  8. A trap or snare for fish, made from twigs; a weely.
  9. A group of leopards.
  10. A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other intermediate intervals.
  11. Half a bushel.
  12. The act of leaping or jumping.


  1. To pass over by a leap or jump.
  2. To jump.
  3. To copulate with (a female beast).
  4. To cause to leap.
  5. To copulate with (a human).


  1. A surname​.
  2. Initialism of Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol.


  1. Intercalary, bissextile.

leap frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word leap occurs in english on average 13.2 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 leap 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 leap can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to leap


Did this page help you?