how to pronounce vacation


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The above transcription of vacation 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.

vacation is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… don't get to take a vacation and don't …”

meanings of vacation


  1. Freedom from some business or activity.
  2. A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.
  3. The act of vacating something; moving out.
  4. The act of making legally void.
  5. A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.
  6. Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.


  1. To spend or take a vacation.

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