how to pronounce hooligan


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the above transcription of hooligan 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.

hooligan is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the largest football hooligan riot …”

meanings of hooligan


  1. A person that causes trouble or violence.
  2. A type of fish, an anadromous smelt, Thaleichthys pacificus, found in the North Pacific.
  3. A member of the coast guard.
  4. Ellipsis of football hooligan.

hooligan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hooligan occurs in english on average 2.1 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 hooligan 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 hooligan can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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