how to pronounce upon


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The above transcription of upon 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.

upon is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i loved him in once upon a time in la …”

meanings of upon


  1. Physically directly supported by.
  2. Being followed by another so as to form a series.
  3. Physically above and in contact with.
  4. On.
  5. At (a prescribed point in time).


  1. Being the target of an action.

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