Definition of IPA in US English:

IPA

noun

  • 1A type of light-colored 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’
  • 2An 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’

Pronunciation

IPA

/ˌaɪ ˌpi ˈeɪ/