how to pronounce popcorn


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the above transcription of popcorn 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.

popcorn is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… generator start talking popcorn there …”

meanings of popcorn


  1. A snack food made from corn/maize kernels popped by dry heating.
  2. Entertainment.
  3. A type of maize with a hard outer hull that, along with the type of starch it contains, makes it suitable for popping.
  4. A kind of stitch similar to a bobble.


  1. To stand up or jump up quickly.

popcorn frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word popcorn occurs in english on average 13.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to popcorn


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