how to pronounce sinker


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sinker is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ounce sinker in the middle and then we …”

meanings of sinker


  1. A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink.
  2. Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.
  3. In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
  4. A doughnut; a biscuit.
  5. One who sinks something.
  6. Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball.

sinker frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sinker occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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