how to pronounce plumb


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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


  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.


  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").


  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.


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


  1. A surname​.

plumb frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word plumb occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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