how to pronounce scuff


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the above transcription of scuff 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.

scuff is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… again big scuff marks here that see the …”

meanings of scuff


  1. To hit lightly, to brush against.
  2. To scrape the feet while walking.
  3. To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.


  1. A scurf; a scale.
  2. The back part of the neck; the scruff.
  3. A mark left by scuffing or scraping.

scuff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to scuff


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