how to pronounce nudge


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the above transcription of nudge 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.

nudge is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… morning felt a nudge to pick up a Bible …”

meanings of nudge


  1. A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
  2. A gentle push.
  3. The rotation by one step of a fruit machine reel of the player's choice.
  4. The use of positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence.


  1. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
  2. To near or come close to something.

nudge frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word nudge 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.

topics nudge 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 nudge can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to nudge


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