Main definitions of IPA in English

: IPA1IPA2

IPA1

noun

mass noun
  • A type of light-coloured beer similar to bitter, typically with a higher than average alcohol and hop content.

    ‘I dropped in at the Plough for a pint of IPA’

Origin

Short for India pale ale.

Pronunciation

IPA

/ʌɪpiːˈeɪ/

Main definitions of IPA in English

: IPA1IPA2

IPA2

noun

mass noun
  • An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols.

    ‘the dictionary uses IPA’

Origin

Pronunciation

IPA

/ʌɪpiːˈeɪ/