how to pronounce car


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the above transcription of car is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

car is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i was just driving the car on my way to …”

meanings of car


  1. The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
  2. A four-wheeled cab, as opposed to a (two-wheeled) Hansom cab.
  3. A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  4. The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  5. Abbreviation of carnitine.
  6. An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  7. A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  8. The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list.
  9. A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal; a chariot.
  10. A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation.
  11. An individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  12. The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  13. A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  14. A turn.
  15. The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  16. A floating perforated box for living fish.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Initialism of Central African Republic.
  3. Initialism of Cordillera Administrative Region.
  4. The most widespread of the Nicobarese languages spoken in the Nicobar Islands of India (ISO 839-3 code "caq").
  5. Abbreviation of Carolina. (North Carolina or South Carolina, states in the United States of America).

car frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word car occurs in english on average 219.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics car 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 car can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to car


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