how to pronounce scrum


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the above transcription of scrum 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.

scrum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… an assertive scrum of cabbies and with …”

meanings of scrum


  1. Specifically used in the Canadian media to describe a tightly-packed group of reporters surrounding a member of the Canadian House of Commons while in the Parliament Buildings.
  2. A tightly-packed and disorderly crowd of people.
  3. In rugby union or rugby league, all the forwards joined together in an organised way. Also known as a scrummage.
  4. In Agile software development, a daily meeting in which each developer describes what they have been doing, what they plan to do next, and any impediments to progress.


  1. An iterative and incremental agile software development method for managing software projects and product or application development.

scrum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word scrum occurs in english on average 3.3 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 scrum 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 scrum can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to scrum


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