how to pronounce rum


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the above transcription of rum 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.

rum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Oh my grandmother's famous rum cakes …”

meanings of rum


  1. A serving of rum.
  2. A queer or odd person or thing.
  3. A kind or brand of rum.
  4. A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.
  5. Any odd person or thing.
  6. The card game rummy.
  7. A country parson.


  1. Strange, peculiar.
  2. Fine, excellent, valuable.


  1. Alternative form of Rùm.

rum frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rum occurs in english on average 8.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rum 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 rum can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to rum


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