Score - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word score
Brit.  |skɔː|  British pronunciation of the word score
- a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance) (syn: grade, mark)
- a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
- a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
- a set of twenty members
- grounds (syn: account)
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- gain points in a game (syn: hit, tally)
- make small marks into the surface of (syn: mark, nock)
- make underscoring marks (syn: mark)
- write a musical score for
- induce to have sex (syn: make, seduce)
- get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
- assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation (syn: grade, mark)


The film's score is by a famous composer.

She scored twice in the game.

Each correct answer scores two points.

In American football, a touchdown scores six points.

Who's going to score the game?

Judges will score the performances based on their artistic and technical features.

Which judges are scoring tonight?

When they robbed me, I had about a score on me.

They scored five points against the visiting team.

She scored ten points for her team.

It's not difficult to score off Jim in an argument.

A new performance scored a great success.

Score up a debt to Tom.

The piece is scored for piano, strings, and drums.

At half-time the score was one-all.

Phrasal verbs

score out  — remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

Word forms

I/you/we/they: score
he/she/it: scores
present participle: scoring
past tense: scored
past participle: scored
singular: score
plural: scores
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