how to pronounce kink


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the above transcription of kink 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.

kink is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… as you can see there isn't a big kink in …”

meanings of kink


  1. A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
  2. Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
  3. A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine-Gordon equation.
  4. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
  5. An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
  6. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.


  1. To form a kink or twist.
  2. To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
  3. To be formed into a kink or twist.
  4. To laugh loudly.

kink frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kink occurs in english on average 0.6 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 kink 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 kink can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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