how to pronounce rock


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rock is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Einstein came from a rock that to you is …”

meanings of rock


  1. A crystal used to control the radio frequency.
  2. A cricket ball, especially a new one that has not been softened by use.
  3. A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
  4. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
  5. An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
  6. The huss or rock salmon.
  7. A large hill or island having no vegetation.
  8. A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
  9. A crystallized lump of crack cocaine.
  10. An Afrikaner.
  11. An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
  12. The flax or wool on a distaff.
  13. Distaff.
  14. Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
  15. A mistake.
  16. Archaic form of roc (mythical bird).
  17. A formation of minerals, specifically:.
  18. An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway.
  19. A basketball.
  20. Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
  21. Any of several fish:.
  22. A boulder or large stone; or a smaller stone; a pebble.
  23. A closed hand (a handshape resembling a rock), that beats scissors and loses to paper. It beats lizard and loses to Spock in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.
  24. The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
  25. A lump or cube of ice.
  26. A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
  27. The striped bass.


  1. To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
  2. To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
  3. To thrill or excite, especially with rock music.
  4. To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).
  5. To sway one's body as a stim.
  6. To cause to shake or sway violently.
  7. To move gently back and forth.
  8. To be very favourable or skilful; excel; be fantastic.
  9. To do something with excitement yet skillfully.
  10. To do well or to be operating at high efficiency.
  11. To make love to or have sex with.
  12. To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).
  13. To sway or tilt violently back and forth.


  1. Any of three villages in England.
  2. Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  3. The Rock.
  4. Nickname of Gibraltar.
  5. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  6. Nickname of Uluru.
  7. Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
  8. A topographic surname for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).

rock frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word rock occurs in english on average 110.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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