how to pronounce plumb

/ˈplʌm/

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plumb is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… really have to plumb it very carefully …”

meanings of plumb

verb:

  1. To determine the depth, generally of a liquid; to sound.
  2. To think about or explore in depth, to get to the bottom of, especially to plumb the depths of.
  3. To accurately align vertically or horizontally.
  4. To use a plumb bob as a measuring or aligning tool.
  5. To work as a plumber.
  6. To trace a road or track; to follow it to its end.
  7. To seal something with lead.
  8. To position vertically above or below.
  9. To fall or sink like a plummet.
  10. To attach to a water supply and drain.

noun:

  1. The perpendicular direction or position.
  2. A weight on the end of a long line, used by sailors to determine the depth of water.
  3. A little mass of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction.
  4. Obsolete form of plum (“the fruit").

adjective:

  1. Describing an LBW where the batsman is hit on the pads directly in front of his wicket and should be given out.
  2. Truly vertical, as indicated by a plumb line.

adverb:

  1. Squarely, directly; completely.
  2. In a vertical direction; perpendicularly.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to plumb

plumslumpluckplummerplumberplushplusglumplumsplug

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