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IPAnoun [U]

abbreviation for International Phonetic Alphabet
(Definition of IPA from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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IPAnoun [U]

uk   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 forIndia Pale Ale: a ​type of ​beer that is not very high in ​alcohol and has a ​bitter, hoppytaste
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