how to pronounce sum


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the above transcription of sum 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.

sum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… what is a zero sum you know it's never …”

meaning of sum

Sum means a quantity of something.

sum frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sum occurs in english on average 16.3 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 sum 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 sum can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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