how to pronounce yuk


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the above transcription of yuk 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.

yuk is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… a dare to get on stage at yuk-yuks …”

meanings of yuk


  1. An exuberant laugh.


  1. Something, such as a joke, that causes such a laugh.


  1. To laugh exuberantly.

yuk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word yuk 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.

topics yuk 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 yuk can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to yuk


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