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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word yoke:

1a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull.
used to refer to something regarded as oppressive or restrictive:
the yoke of imperialism
(in ancient Rome) an arch of three spears representing a yoke, under which a defeated army was made to march.
(plural same or yokes) a pair of animals yoked together:
a yoke of oxen
archaic the amount of land that one pair of oxen could plough in a day.
2a part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which the main part of the garment is attached:
the pinafore fell amply from a short yoke
3a frame fitting over the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying pails or baskets.
4the crossbar of a rudder.
a bar of soft iron between the poles of an electromagnet.
5chiefly North American a control lever in an aircraft.
[with object]
put a yoke on (a pair of animals); couple or attach with or to a yoke:
a plough drawn by a camel and donkey yoked together
cause (two people or things) to be joined in a close relationship:
Hong Kong’s dollar has been yoked to America’s

Old English geoc (noun), geocian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch juk, German Joch, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin jugum and Greek zugon, also by Latin jungere ‘to join’

Do not confuse yoke with yolk. Yoke means ‘a piece of wood fastened over the necks of two animals’ or ‘bring people or things into a close relationship’ (
Hong Kong’s dollar has been yoked to America’s
), whereas yolk means ‘the yellow part of an egg’.