how to pronounce sully


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the above transcription of sully 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.

sully is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… okay you're thinking sully i just woke …”

meanings of sully


  1. To soil or stain; to dirty.
  2. To become soiled or tarnished.
  3. To corrupt or damage.


  1. Diminutive of Sullivan.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A coastal village in the Vale of Glamorgan county borough, Wales (OS grid ref ST1568).


  1. A blemish.

sully frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sully occurs in english on average 0.7 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 sully 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 sully can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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