how to pronounce crutch


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of crutch 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.

crutch is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of crutch

example pitch curve for pronunciation of crutch


test your pronunciation of crutch

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of crutch

video examples of crutch pronunciation

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

“… that crutch to lean on my overall mood …”

meanings of crutch


  1. A knee, or piece of knee timber.
  2. A crotch; the area of body where the legs fork from the trunk.
  3. A type of cross formed from two C-shapes joined back to back.
  4. A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to hold the leg of the rider.
  5. Something that supports, often used negatively to indicate that it is not needed and causes an unhealthful dependency; a prop.
  6. A forked stanchion or post; a crotch.
  7. A device to assist in motion as a cane, especially one that provides support under the arm to reduce weight on a leg.


  1. To move on crutches.
  2. In soap-making: to stir with a crutch.
  3. To shear the hindquarters of a sheep; to dag.
  4. To support on crutches; to prop up.

crutch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crutch occurs in english on average 0.9 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 crutch 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 crutch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to crutch


words that rhyme with crutch


Did this page help you?