how to pronounce hobnob


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of hobnob 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.

hobnob is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of hobnob

example pitch curve for pronunciation of hobnob


test your pronunciation of hobnob

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of hobnob

video examples of hobnob pronunciation

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

“… is a nice ot HobNob crumble those in and …”

meanings of hobnob


  1. To drink together.
  2. To toast one another by touching glasses.
  3. To associate with in a friendly manner, often with those of a higher class or status.
  4. To have or have not; to give or take.


  1. A toast made while touching glasses together.
  2. An informal chat.
  3. A drinking together.


  1. On friendly terms; in friendly association.


  1. At random; at a venture; hit and miss.

hobnob frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hobnob occurs in english on average 0 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 hobnob 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 hobnob can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to hobnob


Did this page help you?