how to pronounce mecca


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the above transcription of mecca 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.

mecca is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… made it a kind of mecca for all sorts of …”

meanings of mecca


  1. A unisex given name, mostly borne by women.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A census-designated place in Riverside County, California, United States.
  4. A large city in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.


  1. Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.
  2. Alternative form of Mecca; a place to which a group of people (for example shoppers) are drawn.

mecca frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word mecca occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

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