Meaning of “IPA” in the English Dictionary

"IPA" in British English

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IPAnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌaɪ.piːˈeɪ/ us /ˌaɪ.piːˈeɪ/

IPA noun [ U ] (PHONETICS)

specialized language abbreviation for the International Phonetic Alphabet: a system of symbols for showing how words are pronounced

IPA noun [ U ] (BEER)

abbreviation for India Pale Ale: a type of beer that is not very high in alcohol and has a bitter, hoppy taste

(Definition of “IPA” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"IPA" in American English

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(Definition of “IPA” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)