Today’s English word of the day is: slam dunk. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘slam dunk’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
slam dunk: (informal) something that is certain to be successful
American English Pronunciation: /ˈslæm dʌŋk/
😎: I don’t know why everyone is worried about this. It’ll be a slam dunk.
🤨: You must be joking. It’s not even close to being a sure thing.
🤔: Juries are notoriously unpredictable. It may seem like you’ve got an easy win, but you never know.
😘: Come on, if this case isn’t a slam dunk, I don’t know what is.
Want more practice using the term ‘slam dunk’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… This slang term comes from basketball, where a slam dunk is a type of move. Here are the top slam dunks from the great Michael Jordan’s career!
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary