how to pronounce sumo


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the above transcription of sumo 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.

sumo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… who admired at sumo Dee's bravery and …”

meanings of sumo


  1. A rikishi (sumo wrestler).
  2. A stylised Japanese form of wrestling in which a wrestler loses if he is forced from the ring, or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.
  3. Abbreviation of small ubiquitin-related modifier.


  1. A Misumalpan language of Nicaragua.

sumo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sumo occurs in english on average 0.4 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 sumo 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 sumo can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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