how to pronounce tom


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the above transcription of tom 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.

tom is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… rely on like that Jim Tom right out here …”

meanings of tom


  1. The jack of trumps in the card game gleek.
  2. A lesbian.
  3. The male of the turkey.
  4. The male of certain other animals.
  5. The male of the orangutan.
  6. Prostitutes.
  7. A close-stool.
  8. The male of the domesticated cat.
  9. Jewellery.
  10. A tomato (the fruit).
  11. Clipping of tom-tom.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Thomas, also used as a formal male given name.
  2. A nickname for the common man.
  3. A large, deep-toned bell, or a particularly notable example of one.


  1. To dig out a hole below the hatch cover of a bulker and fill it with cargo or weights to aid stability.
  2. To act in an obsequiously servile manner toward white authority.

tom frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word tom occurs in english on average 46.6 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 tom 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 tom can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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