how to pronounce plop


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plop is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… could go bang she'd plop upside down it …”

meanings of plop


  1. To make the sound of an object dropping into a body of liquid.
  2. To land heavily or loosely.
  3. To defecate; derived from the "plop" sound made when excrement hits water in a toilet.


  1. A sound or action like liquid hitting a hard surface, or an object falling into a body of water.
  2. Excrement; derived from the "plop" sound made when it hits water in a toilet.


  1. Acronym of Pattern Languages of Programs.

plop frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word plop occurs in english on average 1.5 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 plop 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 plop can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to plop


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