how to pronounce ouch


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the above transcription of ouch 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.

ouch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you get hurt don't say ouch go or I …”

meanings of ouch


  1. A reply to an insult seen as savage (frequently one that is tongue-in-cheek or joking).
  2. An expression in sympathy at another's pain.
  3. Expressing surprise at the high price of something.
  4. An expression of disappointment.
  5. An expression of one's own physical pain.


  1. Alternative form of ouche.

ouch frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ouch occurs in english on average 5.1 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 ouch 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 ouch can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to ouch


words that rhyme with ouch


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