how to pronounce slack


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the above transcription of slack 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.

slack is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… uh just coming into my slack here look …”

meanings of slack


  1. Weak; not holding fast.
  2. Vulgar; sexually explicit, especially in dancehall music.
  3. Lacking diligence or care; not earnest or eager.
  4. Excess; surplus to requirements.
  5. Lax; not tense; not firmly extended.
  6. Not active,successful, or violent.


  1. A temporary speed restriction where track maintenance or engineering work is being carried out at a particular place.
  2. A tidal marsh or shallow that periodically fills and drains.
  3. Small coal; coal dust.
  4. The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it.
  5. A valley, or small, shallow dell.


  1. To mitigate; to reduce the strength of.
  2. To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake.
  3. To slacken.


  1. Slackly.


  1. A surname​.

slack frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word slack occurs in english on average 4.4 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 slack 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 slack can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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