how to pronounce glue


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the above transcription of glue 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.

glue is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… science trust is the glue because …”

meanings of glue


  1. Birdlime.
  2. Anything that binds two things or people together.
  3. A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.


  1. To join or attach something using glue.
  2. To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.

glue frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word glue occurs in english on average 7.1 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.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to glue


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