how to pronounce rung


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the above transcription of rung 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.

rung is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… equivalency narrative rung true yep …”

meanings of rung


  1. One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel.
  2. One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
  3. A position in a hierarchy.
  4. A crosspiece between legs of a chair.
  5. A crosspiece forming a step of a ladder; a round.
  6. A floor timber in a ship.
  7. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.


  1. Simple past tense of ring.
  2. Past participle of ring (only in senses related to a bell).


  1. Of a pig: having a ring through the nose.


  1. A surname​.

rung frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rung occurs in english on average 1.5 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 rung 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 rung can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to rung


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