how to pronounce score


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the above transcription of score 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.

score is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… becoming the first dual ever to score 40 …”

meanings of score


  1. A weight of twenty pounds.
  2. An illegal sale, especially of drugs.
  3. A prostitute's client.
  4. A sexual conquest.
  5. Twenty, 20 (number).
  6. A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery.
  7. The written form of a musical composition showing all instrumental and vocal parts below each other.
  8. A robbery.
  9. (US, crime, slang) a criminal act, especially:.
  10. The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers.
  11. The music of a movie or play.
  12. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
  13. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; debt.
  14. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade.
  15. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
  16. The total number of goals, points, runs, etc. earned by a participant in a game.
  17. Subject.
  18. A bribe paid to a police officer.


  1. (transitive, intransitive) To obtain something desired.
  2. To record the tally of points for a game, a match, or an examination.
  3. To obtain a sexual favor.
  4. To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.
  5. To acquire or gain.
  6. To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.
  7. To cut a notch or a groove in a surface.
  8. To earn points in a game.
  9. To extract a bribe.


  1. Acknowledgement of success.

score frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word score occurs in english on average 39.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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