how to pronounce smack


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smack is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but if you're a smack dab on the other …”

meanings of smack


  1. The sound of a loud kiss.
  2. A form of fried potato; a scallop.
  3. A distinct flavor, especially if slight.
  4. A slight trace of something; a smattering.
  5. A sharp blow; a slap. See also: spank.
  6. Heroin.
  7. A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade and often called a fishing smack.
  8. A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
  9. A group of jellyfish.


  1. To slap someone.
  2. To get the flavor of.
  3. To indicate or suggest something; used with of.
  4. To strike a child (usually on the buttocks) as a form of discipline. (US spank).
  5. To wetly separate the lips, making a noise, after tasting something or in expectation of a treat.
  6. To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate.
  7. To have a particular taste; used with of.
  8. To make a smacking sound.


  1. As if with a smack or slap; smartly; sharply.

smack frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word smack 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 smack 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 smack can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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