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How is Dock pronounced?

International Phonetic Alphabet coded:

  • dock = dɑːk (d/ɑː/k)

Hyphenation of Dock

How is Dock hyphenated?

  • British and American usage: Dock (no hyphenation)

Tongue twisters with Dock

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  • To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
    And awaiting the sensation
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    (by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado)

British English pronunciation

Hickory Dickory Dock - Nursery Rhymes - ESL British English Pronunciation

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