how to pronounce oak


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oak is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… when they're really from Oak Park they …”

meanings of oak


  1. Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae.
  2. Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.
  3. The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae.
  4. Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.
  5. The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase "to sport one's oak").
  6. The flavor of oak.
  7. Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae.
  8. Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.
  9. A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  10. Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae.
  11. The wood of the oak.
  12. A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.


  1. Having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  2. Made of oak wood or timber.


  1. IATA airport code for Oakland International Airport.
  2. Abbreviation of Oakland. (California city).


  1. To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.

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  1. Initialism of of a kind.

oak frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word oak occurs in english on average 16.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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