how to pronounce whack

/ˈwæk/

audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of whack 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.

whack is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of whack

example pitch curve for pronunciation of whack

wæk

test your pronunciation of whack

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of whack

video examples of whack pronunciation

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

“… whacka fish not whack-a-mole to see if …”

meanings of whack

noun:

  1. The backslash, ⟨ \ ⟩.
  2. A share, a portion, especially a full share or large portion.
  3. An attempt, a chance, a turn, a go, originally an attempt to beat someone or something.
  4. The stroke itself, regardless of its successful impact.
  5. The strike itself.
  6. A whack-up: a division of an amount into separate whacks, a divvying up.
  7. A deal, an agreement. It's a whack!.
  8. The sound of a heavy strike.

verb:

  1. To kill, bump off.
  2. To beat convincingly; to thrash.
  3. To hit, slap or strike.
  4. To share or parcel out; often with up.
  5. To surpass; to better.

adjective:

  1. Alternative form of wack (“crazy").

words with pronunciation similar to whack

worklacwhackedweakwicklackwaxweekbackshack

Did this page help you?