how to pronounce tab


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the above transcription of tab 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.

tab is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you go to the analyze tab and now you go …”

meanings of tab


  1. A restaurant bill.
  2. Credit account, e.g., in a shop or bar; slate.
  3. A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, commonly used for stringed instruments.
  4. The cost or bill for anything.
  5. A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.
  6. A tableau curtain.
  7. A space character that extends to the next aligned column, traditionally used for tabulation.
  8. A cigarette.
  9. A key on a computer keyboard that typically inserts a tab or moves the input focus.
  10. An ear.
  11. A tabloid newspaper.
  12. A student of Cambridge University.
  13. Alternative letter-case form of tab (“student at Cambridge").
  14. A navigational widget, resembling a physical tab, for switching between documents or sets of controls.
  15. The page or form associated with such a navigational widget.
  16. A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, opening etc.
  17. A fast march or run with full kit.


  1. To affix with tabs; to label.
  2. To use the Tab key on a computer to advance the cursor or move the input focus, or on a typewriter to advance the carriage.

tab frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tab occurs in english on average 9.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tab 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 tab can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to tab


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