how to pronounce nub


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the above transcription of nub 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.

nub is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the nub of the project that way I'm glad …”

meanings of nub


  1. A small lump or knob.
  2. The clitoris.
  3. The innermost section of a chrysalis in a silk cocoon.
  4. A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.
  5. The essence or core of an issue, argument etc.


  1. To beckon.
  2. To hit the ball weakly.
  3. To push; to nudge.

nub frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nub occurs in english on average 0.8 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 nub 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 nub can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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