how to pronounce slumber


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the above transcription of slumber 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.

slumber is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it's this little slumber party I thought …”

meanings of slumber


  1. To be in a very light state of sleep, almost awake.
  2. To be inactive or negligent.
  3. To lay to sleep.
  4. To stun; to stupefy.


  1. A very light state of sleep, almost awake.
  2. A state of ignorance or inaction.

slumber frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word slumber occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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