how to pronounce ref


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The above transcription of ref 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.

ref is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… just give the ball to the ref we scored …”

meanings of ref


  1. Abbreviation of refectory.
  2. A refrigerator.
  3. A referee.
  4. Abbreviation of reference.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Initialism of Research Excellence Framework: a system for assessing the quality of research in higher-education institutions.


  1. To referee; to act as a referee in a sport or game.

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