how to pronounce sob


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sob is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… posted a sob story on Facebook odds are …”

meanings of sob


  1. A cry with a short, sudden expulsion of breath.
  2. Initialism of souls on board.
  3. Sound of sob.
  4. Initialism of shortness of breath.
  5. Initialism of son of a bitch.


  1. To say (something) while sobbing.
  2. To soak.
  3. To weep with convulsive gasps.

sob frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sob occurs in english on average 3.1 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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