how to pronounce slash


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slash is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of slash


  1. A cut or laceration, often deep, made by an edged weapon or whip.
  2. A mark made by a slashing motion.
  3. A deep taper-pointed incision in a plant.
  4. The slash mark: the punctuation mark ⟨/⟩, sometimes inclusive of any mark produced by a similar slashing movement of the pen, as the backslash ⟨\⟩.
  5. A slashing action or motion.
  6. A wild swinging strike of the bat.
  7. A large quantity of watery food such as broth.
  8. Alternative form of slatch: a deep trough of finely-fractured culm or a circular or elliptical pocket of coal.
  9. A drink of something; a draft.
  10. A swift, broad, cutting stroke made by an edged weapon or whip.
  11. A clearing in a forest, (particularly) those made by logging, fire, or other violent action.
  12. Female genitalia.
  13. Any similar wide striking motion.
  14. A piss: an act of urination.
  15. A hard swift lateral strike with a hockey or lacrosse stick, usually across another player's arms or legs.
  16. A slit in an outer garment exposing a lining or inner garment, usually of a contrasting color or design; any intentional long vertical cut in a garment.
  17. A swampy area; a swamp.
  18. A sharp reduction.
  19. Slash fiction.
  20. The loose woody debris remaining from a slash, (particularly forestry) the trimmings left while preparing felled trees for removal.
  21. Something resembling such a mark.


  1. To cut or attempt to cut.
  2. To write slash fiction.
  3. To move quickly and violently.
  4. To reduce sharply.
  5. To crack a whip with a slashing motion.
  6. To cut with a swift broad stroke of an edged weapon.
  7. To piss, to urinate.
  8. To clear land, (particularly forestry) with violent action such as logging or brushfires or (agriculture, uncommon) through grazing.
  9. To create slashes in a garment.
  10. To work in wet conditions.
  11. To strike swiftly and laterally with a hockey stick, usually across another player's arms or legs.
  12. To produce a similar wound with a savage strike of a whip.
  13. To criticize cuttingly.
  14. To swing wildly at the ball.
  15. To strike violently and randomly, particularly.


  1. Used to list alternatives.
  2. Used to connect two or more identities in a list.


  1. Used to note the sound or action of a slash.

slash frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word slash occurs in english on average 2.9 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 slash 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 slash can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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