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couch is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of couch pronunciation
An example use of couch in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… just sit on our couch we have to stay …”
meanings of couch
To arrange or dispose as if in a bed.
To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
To attach a thread onto fabric with small stitches in order to add texture.
In the treatment of a cataract in the eye, to displace the opaque lens with a sharp object such as a needle. The technique is regarded as largely obsolete.
To lie down; to recline (upon a couch or other place of repose).
To lie down for concealment; to conceal, to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly or secretly.
To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
To phrase in a particular style; to use specific wording for.
To lay something upon a bed or other resting place.
To transfer (for example, sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire mould to a felt blanket for further drying.
To lower (a spear or lance) to the position of attack.
Couch grass, a species of persistent grass, Elymus repens, usually considered a weed.
A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley.
A bed, a resting-place.
The den of an otter.
An item of furniture, often upholstered, for the comfortable seating of more than one person.
A preliminary layer, as of colour or size.
couch frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR
the word couch occurs in english on average 30.3 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.