how to pronounce stink


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the above transcription of stink 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.

stink is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to stop the stink for some people's …”

meanings of stink


  1. To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.
  2. To have a strong bad smell.
  3. To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
  4. To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.


  1. A complaint or objection.
  2. A strong bad smell.


  1. Bad-smelling, stinky.
  2. Bad; inferior; worthless.

stink frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word stink occurs in english on average 3 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 stink 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 stink can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to stink


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