how to pronounce nuke


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nuke is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… so nuke show …”

meanings of nuke


  1. A nuclear power station.
  2. A person (such as a sailor in a navy or a scientist) who works with nuclear weapons or nuclear power.
  3. A cautionary flag placed on a release to label it as "bad" for some reason or another (e.g., being a dupe of a previous release or containing malware).
  4. A microwave oven.
  5. Alternative form of nook (“a corner of a piece of land; an angled piece of land, especially one extending into other land").
  6. Something that destroys or negates, especially on a catastrophic scale.
  7. A nuclear weapon.
  8. Alternative spelling of nuc (“nucleus colony of bees").
  9. Alternative form of nucha (“spinal cord; nape of the neck").
  10. A vessel such as a ship or submarine running on nuclear power.


  1. To destroy or erase completely.
  2. To over-analyze or overly despair over something.
  3. To expose to some form of radiation.
  4. To cook in a microwave oven.
  5. To flag a release as bad for some reason or another (for instance, due to being a dupe of an earlier release or containing malware).
  6. To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
  7. To carry out a denial-of-service attack against (an IRC user).

nuke frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nuke occurs in english on average 1 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 nuke 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 nuke can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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