how to pronounce slum


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the above transcription of slum 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.

slum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… he kind of slum dit and directed this …”

meanings of slum


  1. Slumgullion; a meat-based stew.
  2. Inexpensive trinkets awarded as prizes in a carnival game.
  3. A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.


  1. To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.

slum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word slum occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

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