how to pronounce slang


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of slang 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.

slang is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of slang

example pitch curve for pronunciation of slang


test your pronunciation of slang

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of slang

video examples of slang pronunciation

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

“… okay made the cross over from slang into …”

meanings of slang


  1. A watchchain.
  2. A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.
  3. Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.
  4. A particular variety of slang; the slang used by a particular group.
  5. An item of slang; a slang word or expression.
  6. The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.
  7. Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.
  8. A counterfeit weight or measure.
  9. A hawker's license.
  10. Language outside of conventional usage and in the informal register.
  11. A travelling show, or one of its performances.


  1. Simple past tense of sling.
  2. To sell (especially illegal drugs).
  3. To vocally abuse, or shout at.

slang frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word slang occurs in english on average 2.8 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 slang 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 slang can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to slang


Did this page help you?