how to pronounce cone


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cone is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… little bit my hit in a cone earlier but …”

meanings of cone


  1. A traffic cone.
  2. Anything shaped like a cone.
  3. A space formed by taking the direct product of a given space with a closed interval and identifying all of one end to a point.
  4. A passenger on a cruise ship (so-called by employees after traffic cones, from the need to navigate around them).
  5. A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
  6. Any of the small cone-shaped structures in the retina.
  7. An object V together with an arrow going from V to each object of a diagram such that for any arrow A in the diagram, the pair of arrows from V which subtend A also commute with it. (Then V can be said to be the cone's vertex and the diagram which the cone subtends can be said to be its base.).
  8. A surface of revolution formed by rotating a segment of a line around another line that intersects the first line.
  9. A solid of revolution formed by rotating a triangle around one of its altitudes.
  10. The fruit of a conifer.
  11. A unit of volume, applied solely to marijuana and only while it is in a smokable state; roughly 1.5 cubic centimetres, depending on use.
  12. The bowl piece on a bong.
  13. A set of formal languages with certain desirable closure properties, in particular those of the regular languages, the context-free languages and the recursively enumerable languages.
  14. The process of smoking cannabis in a bong.
  15. An ice cream cone.
  16. A cone-shaped cannabis joint.
  17. A cone-shaped flower head of various plants, such as banksias and proteas.


  1. To form a cone shape.
  2. To fashion into the shape of a cone.
  3. To segregate or delineate an area using traffic cones.


  1. A surname​.

cone frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cone occurs in english on average 4.4 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 cone 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 cone can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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