how to pronounce rugby


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the above transcription of rugby 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.

rugby is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… another study rugby players were given a …”

meanings of rugby


  1. A form of football in which players can hold or kick an ovoid ball. The ball cannot be handled forwards and points are scored by touching the ball to the ground in the area past their opponent's territory or kicking the ball between goalposts and over a crossbar.
  2. A loose fitting shirt with a collar, as worn by rugby players.
  3. Rubber cement, contact cement.


  1. A town in Warwickshire, England, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated.
  2. A local government district with borough status of Warwickshire with its headquarters in the town.
  3. A city, the county seat of Pierce County, North Dakota, United States.

rugby frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rugby occurs in english on average 5.3 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 rugby 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 rugby can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to rugby


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