how to pronounce shark


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shark is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of shark


  1. A person who feigns ineptitude to win money from others.
  2. A sleazy and amoral lawyer.
  3. Someone who exploits others, for example by trickery, lies, usury, extortion.
  4. An ambulance chaser.
  5. A very good poker or pool player. Compare fish (a bad poker player).
  6. A relentless and resolute person or group, especially in business.
  7. A scaleless, predatory fish of the superorder Selachimorpha, with a cartilaginous skeleton and 5 to 7 gill slits on each side of its head.


  1. To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle.
  2. To steal or obtain through fraud.
  3. To fish for sharks.
  4. To live by shifts and stratagems.
  5. To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly.

shark frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shark occurs in english on average 3.2 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 shark 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 shark can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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