how to pronounce tun


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tun is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in 1876 alfred apparently tun out of his …”

meanings of tun


  1. A drunkard.
  2. A weight of 2,240 pounds.
  3. A fermenting vat.
  4. A part of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to 18 winal cycles or 360 days.
  5. The cryptobiotic state of a tardigrade, when its metabolism is temporarily suspended.
  6. An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.
  7. Any shell belonging to Tonna and allied genera.
  8. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
  9. An indefinite large quantity.


  1. To put into tuns, or casks.


  1. A surname​.

tun frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tun occurs in english on average 0.8 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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