how to pronounce char


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the above transcription of char 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.

char is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i was making a char from heirloom …”

meanings of char


  1. A turn of work; a labour or item of business.
  2. One of the several species of fishes of the genus Salvelinus.
  3. A charred substance.
  4. An odd job, a chore or piece of housework.
  5. A character (text element such as a letter or symbol).
  6. A time; a turn or occasion.
  7. A charlady, a woman employed to do housework; cleaning lady.
  8. Alternative form of cha (tea).


  1. To perform; to do; to finish.
  2. To turn, especially away or aside.
  3. To burn something to charcoal.
  4. To work or hew (stone, etc.).
  5. To work, especially to do housework; to work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant.
  6. To burn slightly or superficially so as to affect colour.


  1. A nickname for Charlotte.
  2. A a pet name for Charlene.

char frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word char occurs in english on average 2 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 char 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 char can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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