how to pronounce arm


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arm is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of arm


  1. The portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.
  2. A group of patients in a medical trial.
  3. War; hostilities; deeds or exploits of war.
  4. A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.
  5. A branch of an organization.
  6. A pitcher.
  7. The part of a piece of clothing that covers the arm.
  8. The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.
  9. Heraldic bearings or insignia.
  10. Accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service.
  11. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
  12. A weapon.
  13. Initialism of adjustable rate mortgage.
  14. Power; might; strength; support.
  15. One of the two parts of a chromosome.
  16. A bay or inlet off a main body of water.


  1. To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.
  2. To fit (a magnet) with an armature.
  3. To take up weapons; to arm oneself.
  4. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
  5. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.
  6. To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.
  7. To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.


  1. To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.
  2. Abbreviation of Armenian.
  3. Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.


  1. Initialism of Acorn RISC Machine or Advanced RISC Machine.

arm frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word arm occurs in english on average 49.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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