how to pronounce spoon


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spoon is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of spoon


  1. A measure that will fit into a spoon; a spoonful.
  2. An oar.
  3. An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon.
  4. A metaphoric unit of energy available for daily activities.
  5. A simpleton, a spooney.
  6. A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood.
  7. A safety handle on a hand grenade, a trigger.
  8. A spoon excavator.
  9. A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a tablespoon.
  10. An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.


  1. To hit (the ball) weakly, pushing it with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock.
  2. To fish with a concave spoon bait.
  3. Alternative form of spoom.
  4. To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons.
  5. To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
  6. To serve using a spoon; to transfer (something) with a spoon.
  7. To catch by fishing with a concave spoon bait.

spoon frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word spoon occurs in english on average 24.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to spoon


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