how to pronounce bark


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of bark 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.

bark is pronounced in one syllable

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of bark


test your pronunciation of bark

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

video examples of bark pronunciation

An example use of bark in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… to rip off that bark and uh can you …”

meanings of bark


  1. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog, a fox, and some other animals.
  2. Hard candy made in flat sheets, for instance out of chocolate, peanut butter, toffee or peppermint.
  3. An abrupt loud vocal utterance.
  4. Peruvian bark or Jesuit's bark, the bark of the cinchona from which quinine is produced.
  5. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree.
  6. A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.
  7. The crust formed on barbecued meat that has had a rub applied to it.
  8. The envelopment or outer covering of anything.
  9. A sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
  10. A vessel, typically with three (or more) masts, with the foremasts (or fore- and mainmasts) square-rigged, and mizzenmast schooner-rigged.


  1. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from.
  2. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).
  3. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
  4. To strip the bark from; to peel.
  5. To girdle.
  6. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark.
  7. To speak sharply.

bark frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bark occurs in english on average 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 bark 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 bark can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bark


Did this page help you?