how to pronounce tuna


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the above transcription of tuna 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.

tuna is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… st. elmo's as a tuna bay for those of …”

meanings of tuna


  1. The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.
  2. The edible flesh of the tuna.
  3. The fruit of the cactus.
  4. Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.


  1. An eel-god, the son of Manga-wai-roa.

tuna frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tuna occurs in english on average 7 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 tuna 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 tuna can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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