how to pronounce reek


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the above transcription of reek 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.

reek is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… emily skies is reek nights at national day by …”

meanings of reek


  1. To be emitted or exhaled, emanate, as of vapour or perfume.
  2. To be evidently associated with something unpleasant.
  3. To emit smoke or vapour; to steam.
  4. To have or give off a strong, unpleasant smell.


  1. A strong unpleasant smell.
  2. A hill; a mountain.
  3. Vapour; steam; smoke; fume.

reek frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word reek 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 reek 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 reek can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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