how to pronounce cough


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the above transcription of cough 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.

cough is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… two war minister gu cough who was …”

meaning of cough

Cough is the act of producing a sound by inhaling and exhaling air through the mouth and pharynx.

cough frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cough occurs in english on average 7.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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