how to pronounce bough


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the above transcription of bough 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.

bough is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… birth bough slap it in the oven for 30 …”

meanings of bough


  1. The gallows.
  2. A firm branch of a tree.


  1. A surname​.

bough frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bough occurs in english on average 1.1 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 bough 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 bough can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bough


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