how to pronounce shook


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the above transcription of shook 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.

shook is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… earthquakes that shook the island …”

meanings of shook


  1. Simple past tense of shake.
  2. Past participle of shake.
  3. To pack (staves, etc.) in a shook.


  1. A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood.
  2. The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.


  1. Shaken up; rattled; shocked or surprised.


  1. A surname​.

shook frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word shook occurs in english on average 13.8 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 shook 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 shook can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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