how to pronounce spooked


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the above transcription of spooked 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.

spooked is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I definitely got really spooked and …”

meanings of spooked


  1. Being spied upon by security or intelligence services.
  2. Duped into believing a spook.
  3. A little scared; worried by a feeling or event. Describing the unsettling feeling there being another unknown ghostly presence.
  4. Taken off guard; astonished; surprised.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of spook.

spooked frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spooked occurs in english on average 0.9 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 spooked 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 spooked can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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