how to pronounce pour


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pour is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you always have to pour an angle there's …”

meanings of pour


  1. To rain hard.
  2. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
  3. Of a beverage, to be on tap or otherwise available for serving to customers.
  4. To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly.
  5. To send out as in a stream or a flood; to cause (an emotion) to come out; to cause to escape.
  6. To cause (liquid, or liquid-like substance) to flow in a stream, either out of a container or into it.
  7. To move in a throng, as a crowd.
  8. Misspelling of pore.


  1. The act of pouring.
  2. Something, or an amount, poured.
  3. A downpour, or flood of precipitation.

pour frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word pour occurs in english on average 44.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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