how to pronounce hum


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the above transcription of hum 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.

hum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… right they would pick up the low hum of …”

meaning of hum

Hum is a sound made by breathing in and out.

hum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hum occurs in english on average 3.5 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 hum 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 hum can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to hum


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