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Pronunciation of Peak: Learn how to pronounce Peak in English correctly

Learn how to say Peak correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word peak:

1the pointed top of a mountain:
tatters of fog clung to the peak of the mountain
a mountain with a pointed top:
he climbed his last Swiss peak at the age of 80
2a projecting pointed part or shape:
whisk two egg whites to stiff peaks
British a stiff brim at the front of a cap.
the narrow part of a ship’s hold at the bow or stern:
further storage is found in the bow peak
the upper, outer corner of a sail extended by a gaff:
[as modifier]:
the peak halyard
3the point of highest activity, quality, or achievement:
he was at his peak as a cricketer
package holiday sales hit a peak of around 12 million
a point in a curve or on a graph, or a value of a physical quantity, higher than those around it:
a slight increase in velocity provides a second peak on the general velocity curve
[no object, with adverbial]
reach a highest point, either of a specified value or at a specified time:
the disease peaked in summer
at the highest level; maximum:
the canal was restored to peak condition
characterized by maximum activity or demand:
traffic speeds are reduced at peak hours



mid 16th century: probably a back-formation from peaked, variant of dialect picked ‘pointed’

The word meaning ‘look quickly or furtively’ and ‘a quick or furtive look’ is peek, not peak. See peek (usage).