how to pronounce bat


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bat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… jumps to mind right off the bat I mean I …”

meanings of bat


  1. The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.
  2. A part of a brick with one whole end.
  3. Initialism of best available technology: a principle applying to regulations on limiting pollutant discharges.
  4. Rate of motion; speed.
  5. Shale or bituminous shale.
  6. An old woman.
  7. A stroke of work.
  8. Manner; rate; condition; state of health.
  9. A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  10. A packsaddle.
  11. A spree; a jollification.
  12. A stroke; a sharp blow.
  13. A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  14. A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  15. Clipping of batty (“fundament, tewel, butt").
  16. Any of the flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, usually small and nocturnal, insectivorous or frugivorous.
  17. Dated form of baht (“Thai currency").


  1. To strike or swipe as though with a bat.
  2. To flit quickly from place to place.
  3. To bate or flutter, as a hawk.
  4. To flutter.
  5. To hit with a bat or as if with a bat.
  6. To wink.
  7. To take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.


  1. Abbreviation of Bathurst.

bat frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bat occurs in english on average 11.3 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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