how to pronounce pip


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the above transcription of pip 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.

pip is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… rationalization pip being one of them he …”

meanings of pip


  1. Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
  2. A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as a peach, orange, or apple.
  3. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
  4. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation.
  5. Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza.
  6. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
  7. Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
  8. P in RAF phonetic alphabet.
  9. Initialism of predicted impact point.
  10. One of the stylised version of the Bath star worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
  11. A spot; a speck.
  12. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
  13. The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.
  14. Abbreviation of peak inspiratory pressure.
  15. A pippin, seed of any kind.
  16. Initialism of picture-in-picture.
  17. Initialism of performance improvement plan.


  1. To hit with a gunshot.
  2. To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg.
  3. To get the better of; to defeat by a narrow margin.
  4. To peep, to chirp.


  1. A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.

pip frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pip occurs in english on average 4.1 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 pip 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 pip can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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