how to pronounce arch


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arch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… 550 blocks another arch the arch of …”

meanings of arch


  1. An architectural element having the shape of an arch.
  2. An arc; a part of a curve.
  3. Curved part of the bottom of a foot.
  4. A natural arch-shaped opening in a rock mass.
  5. An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward.
  6. An inverted U shape.
  7. Any place covered by an arch; an archway.
  8. A chief.


  1. Initialism of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity.
  2. Principal; primary.
  3. Knowing, clever, mischievous.


  1. To form into an arch shape.
  2. To cover with an arch or arches.


  1. A diminutive of the male given names Archibald or Archie.

arch frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word arch occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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