how to pronounce swam


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the above transcription of swam 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.

swam is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the fish that were in the lake swam up …”

meanings of swam


  1. Simple past tense of swim.

swam frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word swam occurs in english on average 3.8 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 swam 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 swam can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to swam


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