how to pronounce tub


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tub is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in the tub it's in the thing …”

meanings of tub


  1. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft.
  2. A small cask.
  3. A bathtub.
  4. A slow-moving craft.
  5. A corpulent or obese person.
  6. A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.
  7. Any structure shaped like a tub, such as a certain old form of pulpit, a short broad boat, etc.
  8. The contents or capacity of such a vessel.
  9. Any of various historically designated quantities of goods to be sold by the tub (butter, oysters, etc).
  10. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.


  1. To bathe in a tub.
  2. To plant, set, or store in a tub.

tub frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tub occurs in english on average 12.2 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.

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