About The Word “Upon”

Everything you wanted to know about the word “upon”, including spelling, parts of speech, “upon” meaning and origins, anagrams, rhyming words, encodings, crossword clues and much more!

How to spell “upon”

Upon is spelled u-p-o-n and has 4 letters.

How to pronounce “upon”

IPA pronunciation: /əˈpɒn/

Phonetic pronunciation: uh-pon

How many vowels and consonants in “upon”

The word “upon” has 2 consonants and 2 vowels.

How many syllables in “upon”?

There are 2 syllables in the word “upon”.

What type of word is “upon”?

The word "upon" can be a prepositional phrase.

Meaning of the word “upon”

'Upon' is a preposition used to indicate a position or location above or on top of something, often with a sense of contact or support. It can also be used to convey the idea of something happening immediately or shortly after a particular event or point in time.

Origin of the word “upon”

The word 'upon' has its origins in Old English, derived from the combination of 'up' and 'on,' both of which have Germanic roots. 'Up' is related to the Old High German 'uf' and 'on' to the Old High German 'ana,' both of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic.

Example sentences with the word “upon”

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Synonyms for “upon”

Other words for “upon” include on, atop, on top of.

Common misspellings of “upon”


Similar words to “upon”

Coupon, pon, uptown, duplon, euphon, dupion

Scrambled words derived from “upon”

Opun, nuop, poun, npou, npuo, nupo, ounp, onup, unpo, puno, puon, oupn, upno, ponu, pnou, onpu, pnuo, nopu, opnu, noup

Words that rhyme with “upon”

Upon, begone, bygone, forgone, foregone, drawn, dawn, gone, spawn, fawn, lawn, yawn

Crossword clues for “upon”

Resting above a note, we hear (4).

Anagrams of “upon”

Noup, puno

Fun facts about the word “upon”

The word “upon” has a Scrabble score of 6 and reads nopu in reverse.

Phonetic spelling of “upon”

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“upon” spelled in Morse code

..- .--. --- -. (dot dot dash dot dash dash dot dash dash dash dash dot).

Morse code is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as sequences of two different signal durations, called dots and dashes, or dits and dahs. It was developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail for their new invention, the telegraph, which required a simple way to transmit text messages across long distances.

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ASCII spelling of “upon”

Lowercase word: 117 112 111 110

Uppercase word: 85 80 79 78

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Binary spelling of “upon”

Lowercase word: 1110101 1110000 1101111 1101110

Uppercase word: 1010101 1010000 1001111 1001110

Binary encoding is a system that computers and digital devices use to represent and process information. It's based on binary numbers, which are composed only of zeros and ones, known as bits.

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Hexadecimal value of “upon”

Lowercase hexadecimal word: 0x75 0x70 0x6F 0x6E

Uppercase hexadecimal word: 0x55 0x50 0x4F 0x4E

Hexadecimal is a number system commonly used in computing as a human-friendly way of representing binary data. Unlike the decimal system, which is base 10 and uses digits from 0 to 9, the hexadecimal system is base 16, using digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F to represent the values 10 to 15.

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Decimal spelling of “upon”

Lowercase: 117 112 111 110

Upprcase: 85 80 79 78

The decimal system, also known as base-10, is the numerical system most commonly used by people in everyday life. It's called "base-10" because it uses ten digits: 0 through 9. Each position in a decimal number represents a power of 10.

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Octal value of “upon”

Lowercase: 165 160 157 156

Upprcase: 125 120 117 116

Octal is a base-8 number system used in digital computing. Unlike the decimal system which uses ten digits (0-9), and the binary system which uses two (0 and 1), the octal system uses eight digits: 0 through 7. Each position in an octal number represents a power of 8.

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