How to Pronounce sonar?

Correct pronunciation for the word "sonar" is [sˈə͡ʊnɑː], [sˈə‍ʊnɑː], [s_ˈəʊ_n_ɑː].

"Sonar" in context

Sonar (short for 'sound navigation and ranging') is an essential tool in marine exploration, engineering and research. It is a system that uses sound waves to detect and track objects in water. The system works by sending out a sound 'pulse' and measuring how long it takes for the pulse to be returned, allowing it to calculate the object's position and, if necessary, its size and shape.

Sonar is used to detect objects of any kind, such as undersea mountains, sunken ships, fish and marine mammals.

What are similar-sounding words for sonar?

Usage over time for sonar:

This graph shows how "sonar" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

37 words made out of letters SONAR

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