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slam is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the economy is not a slam dunk we have …”

meanings of slam


  1. A sudden impact or blow.
  2. Initialism of simultaneous localization and mapping.
  3. A shambling fellow.
  4. An insult.
  5. A slam dunk.
  6. A subgenre of death metal with elements of hardcore punk focusing on midtempo rhythms, breakdowns and palm-muted riffs.
  7. A poetry slam.
  8. The refuse of alum works.
  9. A bid of six (small slam) or seven (grand slam) in a suit or no trump.
  10. Losing or winning all the tricks in a game.
  11. The yellow iron silicate produced in alum works as a waste product.
  12. A card game, played all at once without separate turns, in which players attempt to get rid of their cards as quickly as possible according to certain rules.
  13. The shock and noise produced by violently closing a door or other object.
  14. Winning all (or all but one) of the available, major or specified events in a given year or sports season.
  15. A slambook.
  16. A type of card game, also called ruff and honours.


  1. To strike forcefully with some implement.
  2. To inject intravenously; shoot up.
  3. To change providers (e.g. of domain registration or telephone carrier) for a customer without clear (if any) consent.
  4. To put in or on a particular place with force and loud noise. (Often followed by a preposition such as down, against or into.).
  5. To speak badly of; to criticize forcefully.
  6. To shut with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise.
  7. To make a slam bid.
  8. To drink off, to drink quickly.
  9. To compete in a poetry slam.
  10. To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
  11. To strike against suddenly and heavily.
  12. To defeat by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
  13. To dunk forcefully, to slam dunk.

slam frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word slam occurs in english on average 6.6 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 slam 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 slam can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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