how to pronounce punchy


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the above transcription of punchy 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.

punchy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… high hats that punchy sound of the 909 …”

meanings of punchy


  1. A term used by Nordic skiers (especially skate skiers) to describe groomed snow that does not support the weight of a skier, especially when the skier's weight is all on one ski, resulting in a ski punching through the surface of the snow.
  2. Behaving or appearing punch drunk.
  3. Having a punch; effective; forceful; spirited; vigorous.
  4. Being over-reactive to routine events.
  5. Short and thick; fat; paunchy.

punchy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word punchy occurs in english on average 0.8 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 punchy 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 punchy can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with punchy


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