how to pronounce cusp


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the above transcription of cusp 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.

cusp is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I'm on the cusp I'm neither really I'm …”

meanings of cusp


  1. A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.
  2. A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.
  3. A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point.
  4. Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.
  5. An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.
  6. A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures, a common motif in Gothic architecture.
  7. A sharp point or pointed end.


  1. To behave in a reckless or dangerous manner.

cusp frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cusp occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

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