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closet is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… looked in my closet today and I have a …”

meanings of closet


  1. Clipping of closet of ease, (later, Britain) clipping of water closet: a room containing a toilet.
  2. (now chiefly Scotland, Ireland) Any small room or side-room, (particularly):.
  3. A private cabinet, (particularly):.
  4. One used to store curiosities.
  5. A pew or side-chapel reserved for a monarch or other feudal lord.
  6. An ordinary similar to a bar but half as broad.
  7. A private room used for prayer or other devotions.
  8. A private room used by women to groom and dress themselves.
  9. One used to store food or other household supplies: a cupboard.
  10. A secret or hiding place, (particularly) the hiding place in English idioms such as in the closet and skeleton in the closet. The closet can be a scary place for a gay teenager.
  11. A place of (usually, fanciful) contemplation and theorizing.
  12. The private residence or private council chamber of a monarch.
  13. One intended for storing clothes or bedclothes.
  14. (now rare) Any private or inner room, (particularly):.
  15. A sewer.
  16. Any private area, (particularly) bowers in the open air.
  17. One used to store valuables.


  1. To put into a private place for a secret interview or interrogation.
  2. To shut away for private discussion.
  3. To shut up in, or as in, a closet for concealment or confinement.


  1. Secret, with reference to gay people who are in the closet; closeted.
  2. Private.

closet frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word closet occurs in english on average 30.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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