how to pronounce mark


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of mark 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.

mark is pronounced in one syllable

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of mark


test your pronunciation of mark

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

video examples of mark pronunciation

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

“… but you make your mark on the world that …”

meanings of mark


  1. A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
  2. A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures.
  3. The female genitals.
  4. One of the bits of leather or coloured bunting placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. (The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps".).
  5. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
  6. Attention, notice.
  7. The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
  8. A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral).
  9. Regard; respect.
  10. Abbreviation of Markarian.
  11. (heading) Attention.
  12. Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
  13. A characteristic feature.
  14. A sign or brand on a person.
  15. A score for a sporting achievement.
  16. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total.
  17. A written character or sign.
  18. (heading) Characteristic, sign, visible impression.
  19. (heading) Indicator of position, objective etc.
  20. A target for shooting at with a projectile.
  21. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
  22. A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
  23. Preeminence; high position.
  24. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
  25. Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
  26. A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
  27. An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
  28. A coin worth one mark.
  29. A boundary; a border or frontier.
  30. A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  31. (heading) Boundary, land within a boundary.
  32. Resemblance, likeness, image.
  33. An official note that is added to a record kept about someone's behavior or performance.
  34. A type of small region or principality.
  35. The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game.
  36. Importance, noteworthiness. (Generally in postmodifier “of mark".).
  37. An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something.
  38. A boundary-post or fence.
  39. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
  40. Limit or standard of action or fact.


  1. To record that (someone) has a particular status.
  2. To put a marker in the place of one's ball.
  3. To sing softly, sometimes an octave lower than usual, in order to protect one's voice during a rehearsal.
  4. To distinguish (one person or thing from another).
  5. To indicate (something) in writing or by other symbols.
  6. To become aware of (something) through the physical senses.
  7. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to (a school assignment, exam answers, etc.).
  8. To be a point in time or space at which something takes place; to accompany or be accompanied by (an event, action, etc.); to coincide with.
  9. To leave a mark (often an undesirable or unwanted one) on (something).
  10. To create an indication of (a location).
  11. To hold (someone) in one's line of sight.
  12. To put a mark on (something); to make (something) recognizable by a mark; to label or write on (something).
  13. To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  14. To create (a mark) on a surface.
  15. To identify (someone as a particular type of person or as having a particular role).
  16. To assign (someone) to a particular category or class.
  17. To choose or intend (someone) for a particular end or purpose.
  18. To be typical or characteristic of (something).
  19. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; to keep score.
  20. To focus one's attention on (something or someone); to pay attention to, to take note of.
  21. Alternative form of march.
  22. To celebrate or acknowledge (an event) through an action of some kind.
  23. To have a long-lasting negative impact on (someone or something).
  24. To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
  25. To be an indication of (something); to show where (something) is located.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, the first patriarch of Alexandria, credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. A male given name from Latin.
  4. The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.

mark frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word mark occurs in english on average 99.7 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 mark 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 mark can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to mark


Did this page help you?