how to pronounce peak


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peak is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Star Wars expert at its peak the Empire …”

meanings of peak


  1. The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
  2. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  3. Alternative form of peag (“wampum").
  4. A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
  5. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point.
  6. The whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated.
  7. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  8. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  9. The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.


  1. To reach a highest degree or maximum.
  2. Misspelling of pique.
  3. To pry; to peep slyly.
  4. To raise the point of (a gaff) closer to perpendicular.
  5. To become sick or wan.
  6. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.
  7. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.


  1. Maximal, maximally quintessential or representative; constituting the culmination of.
  2. Unlucky; unfortunate.
  3. Bad.


  1. A surname​.

peak frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word peak occurs in english on average 20.2 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 peak 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 peak can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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