how to pronounce preoccupy


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of preoccupy 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.

preoccupy is pronounced in four syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of preoccupy

example pitch curve for pronunciation of preoccupy


test your pronunciation of preoccupy

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of preoccupy

video examples of preoccupy pronunciation

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

“… years of age it doesn't preoccupy me and …”

meanings of preoccupy


  1. To occupy or take possession of beforehand.
  2. To distract; to occupy or draw attention elsewhere.

preoccupy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word preoccupy occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to preoccupy


words that rhyme with preoccupy


Did this page help you?