how to pronounce pop


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pop is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Pro black feminism and pop culture and …”

meanings of pop


  1. A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.
  2. A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
  3. A Russian Orthodox priest; a parson.
  4. Pop music.
  5. Acronym of picture outside of picture.
  6. A bird, the European redwing.
  7. A pop shot: a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm.
  8. A quantity dispensed, a portion, apiece.
  9. Acronym of point of presence.
  10. Something that stands out or is distinctive, especially to the senses.
  11. The body of college prefects.
  12. A social club and debating society at Eton College.
  13. A popular classical music concert.
  14. The sixth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, jounce, crackle), i.e. the rate of change of crackle.
  15. An effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
  16. Affectionate form of father.
  17. The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.
  18. Acronym of probability of precipitation.
  19. Acronym of persistent organic pollutant.
  20. A pistol.
  21. Acronym of Point of Purchase.


  1. To place (something) (somewhere); to move or position (something) with a short movement.
  2. To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart.
  3. To remove a data item from the top of (a stack).
  4. To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.
  5. To ejaculate.
  6. To make a short trip or visit.
  7. To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.
  8. To swallow or consume (especially a tablet of a drug, sometimes extended to other small items such as sweets or candy).
  9. To hit (something or someone).
  10. To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.
  11. To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.
  12. To burst (something) with a popping sound.
  13. To shoot (usually somebody) with a firearm.
  14. To stand out; to be distinctive to the senses.
  15. To pawn (something) (to raise money).


  1. Acronym of post office preferred. (denoting a standard envelope size).
  2. Popular.


  1. Used to represent a loud, sharp sound, as of a cork coming out of a bottle.


  1. Acronym of Post Office Protocol.

pop frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word pop occurs in english on average 77.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pop 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 pop can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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