how to pronounce tape


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the above transcription of tape 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.

tape is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I have a random tape that I choose a …”

meanings of tape


  1. A strong flexible band rotating on pulleys for directing the sheets in a printing machine.
  2. The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick.
  3. Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides; adhesive tape.
  4. The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
  5. An unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus.
  6. Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll; videotape or audio tape.
  7. Finishing tape, stretched across a track to mark the end of a race.
  8. Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.
  9. Any video or audio recording, regardless of the method used to produce it.


  1. To understand, figure out.
  2. To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
  3. To bind with adhesive tape.

tape frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word tape occurs in english on average 39.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to tape


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