how to pronounce sinkhole


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the above transcription of sinkhole 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.

sinkhole is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… total monetary sinkhole and so by …”

meanings of sinkhole


  1. A domain name server that has been configured to hand out non-routeable addresses for all domains, so that every computer that uses it will fail to get access to the real website.
  2. A hole in the playfield that rewards the player when the ball is guided into it.
  3. An attack which redirects requests - be it network or memory accesses - to a new location defined by the attacker.
  4. A hole formed in soluble rock by the action of water, serving to conduct surface water to an underground passage.
  5. A depressed area in which waste or drainage collects.

sinkhole frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sinkhole occurs in english on average 0.2 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 sinkhole 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 sinkhole can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to sinkhole


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