how to pronounce shampoo


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the above transcription of shampoo 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.

shampoo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… today it appears in shampoo ice cream …”

meanings of shampoo


  1. A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.
  2. Champagne.
  3. A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.
  4. An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.


  1. To wash one's own hair with shampoo.
  2. To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
  3. To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo.

shampoo frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shampoo occurs in english on average 5.2 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 shampoo 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 shampoo can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to shampoo


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