How to Pronounce sumo?

Correct pronunciation for the word "sumo" is [sˈuːmə͡ʊ], [sˈuːmə‍ʊ], [s_ˈuː_m_əʊ].

"Sumo" in context

Sumo is a centuries-old Japanese sport that features two massive competitors attempting to force each other out of the ring or otherwise gain the upper hand. These Sumo wrestlers are called Rikishi, and they typically stand 6-7 feet tall and weigh more than 400 pounds. Sumo wrestlers train every day, pushing their bodies to the absolute limit in order to be ready for the next match. Part of the training includes special diets and vigorous stretching.

Before a match begins, the Rikishi perform an elaborate ritual of movement and stamping to cleanse the area and to drive away evil spirits.

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