how to pronounce toss


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the above transcription of toss 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.

toss is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… rebecca i'm going to toss the beach ball …”

meanings of toss


  1. To lift with a sudden or violent motion.
  2. To discard: to toss out.
  3. To masturbate.
  4. To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean, or as a ship in heavy seas.
  5. To peak (the oars), to lift them from the rowlocks and hold them perpendicularly, the handle resting on the bottom of the boat.
  6. To drink in large draughts; to gulp.
  7. To subject to trials; to harass.
  8. To keep in play; to tumble over.
  9. To flip a coin, to decide a point of contention.
  10. To agitate; to make restless.
  11. To search (a room or a cell), sometimes leaving visible disorder, as for valuables or evidence of a crime.
  12. To stir or mix (a salad).
  13. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion.
  14. To throw with an initial upward direction.


  1. A haughty throwing up of the head.
  2. A jot, in the phrase 'give a toss'.
  3. A throw, a lob, of a ball etc., with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care.
  4. The coin toss before a cricket match in order to decide who bats first, or before a football match in order to decide the direction of play.
  5. A measure of sprats.
  6. A state of agitation; commotion.
  7. Plural of TOS.

toss frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word toss occurs in english on average 19.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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