how to pronounce slum

/slʌm/

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the above transcription of slum 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.

slum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word slum occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

slum is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… that's the slum that I showed you at the …”

meanings of slum

noun:

  1. Slumgullion; a meat-based stew.
  2. Inexpensive trinkets awarded as prizes in a carnival game.
  3. A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.

verb:

  1. To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.

words with pronunciation similar to slum

slushslugsloughslimslumpsomeglumplumsumsmug

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