how to pronounce soup


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the above transcription of soup 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.

soup is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… master at making soup a million …”

meanings of soup


  1. The liquid part of such a dish; the broth.
  2. Processing chemicals into which film is dipped, such as developer.
  3. The foamy portion of a wave.
  4. (figuratively) Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.
  5. Liquid or gelatinous substrate, especially the mixture of organic compounds that is believe to have played a role in the origin of life on Earth.
  6. Thick fog or cloud (also pea soup).
  7. Nitroglycerine or gelignite, especially when used for safe-cracking.
  8. A serving of such a dish, typically in a bowl.
  9. Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.
  10. Alternative form of sup.
  11. An unfortunate situation; trouble, problems (a fix, a mess); chaos.
  12. Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).


  1. To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.
  2. To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.
  3. To sweep.
  4. To breathe out; to draw out.
  5. Alternative form of sup.

soup frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word soup occurs in english on average 48.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics soup 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 soup can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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