how to pronounce ant


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ant is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ant in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… also protect the carrion ant from any …”

meanings of ant


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Anthony, from Latin.
  2. The 27th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
  3. A river in Norfolk, England, tributary to the Bure.
  4. Initialism of Afghanistan National Television.
  5. Initialism of Aids to Navigation Team, as used in the United States Coast Guard.


  1. A Web spider.
  2. Any of various insects in the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera, typically living in large colonies composed almost entirely of flightless females.


  1. To rub insects, especially ants, on one's body, perhaps to control parasites or clean feathers.

ant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ant occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ant can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ant can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to ant


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