how to pronounce oakum


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the above transcription of oakum 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.

oakum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… not really known in oakum in the county …”

meanings of oakum


  1. The coarse portion separated from flax or hemp in hackling.
  2. A material, consisting of tarred fibres, used to caulk or pack joints in plumbing, masonry, and wooden shipbuilding.

oakum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oakum occurs in english on average 0.1 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 oakum 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 oakum can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to oakum


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