how to pronounce whammy


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the above transcription of whammy 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.

whammy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… kind of a double whammy because UV not …”

meanings of whammy


  1. The vibrato system of an electric guitar, or just its lever (whammy bar).
  2. A serious or devastating setback.
  3. An evil spell; a curse or hex.

whammy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whammy occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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