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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word rocket:

1a cylindrical projectile that can be propelled to a great height or distance by the combustion of its contents, used typically as a firework or signal.
(also rocket engine or rocket motor) an engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion.
an elongated rocket-propelled missile or spacecraft:
[as modifier]:
a rocket launcher
used to refer to a person or thing that moves very fast or to an action that is done with great force:
she shot out of her chair like a rocket
2 [in singular] British informal a severe reprimand:
he got a rocket from the Director
verb (rockets, rocketing, rocketed)
1 [no object] (of an amount, price, etc.) increase very rapidly and suddenly:
sales of milk in supermarkets are rocketing
(as adjective rocketing)
rocketing prices
[with adverbial of direction] move very rapidly:
[no object]:
he rocketed to national stardom
[with object]:
she showed the kind of form that rocketed her to the semi-finals last year
2 [with object] attack with rocket-propelled missiles:
the city was rocketed and bombed from the air

rise like a rocket (and fall like a stick)
rise suddenly and dramatically (and subsequently fall in a similar manner):
the firm worries that, after rising like a rocket, exports could drop like the stick

early 17th century: from French roquette, from Italian rocchetto, diminutive of rocca ‘distaff (for spinning)’, with reference to its cylindrical shape