how to pronounce ref

/ˈɹɛf/

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ref is pronounced in one syllable

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ɹɛf

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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

noun:

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

name:

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

verb:

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

words with pronunciation similar to ref

remrecwrenrayroofreadrevroughredriff

words that rhyme with ref

deafclefchef

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