how to pronounce prep


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the above transcription of prep 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.

prep is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… presentation prep some very cool slides …”

meanings of prep


  1. Homework, work set to do outside class time, used widely in public schools and preparatory schools but not state schools.
  2. A prep school.
  3. Preparation.
  4. Abbreviation of preposition.
  5. Acronym of pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  6. Alternative form of PrEP.
  7. Preparatory level; the last two levels or the fourth and fifth years of preschool; the two levels before first grade.
  8. A student or graduate of a prep school, a preppy.


  1. To prepare.

prep frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word prep occurs in english on average 11.8 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 prep 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 prep can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to prep


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