how to pronounce oops


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oops is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of oops


  1. Abbreviation of object-oriented programming system.
  2. A minor mistake or unforseen difficulty.


  1. To make a mistake; to blunder.
  2. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of OOP.


  1. Acknowledging a mistake.

oops frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word oops occurs in english on average 9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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