how to pronounce dad


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the above transcription of dad 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.

dad is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… parents two moms at it dad come up to me …”

meanings of dad


  1. Used to address one's father.
  2. A blow; act of striking something.
  3. Acronym of Diffuse Alveolar Damage.
  4. A father, a male parent.
  5. Used to address an older adult male.
  6. A designation on prerecorded compact discs indicating that the contents were recorded in digital but mixed in analog before being mastered to a digital medium; compare AAD, ADD, DDD.
  7. A lump or piece.


  1. To throw against something; to dash.


  1. One's father.

dad frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word dad occurs in english on average 73.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dad 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 dad can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to dad


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