how to pronounce dent


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dent is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… a a sizable dent in paying for the …”

meanings of dent


  1. A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action.
  2. A slot or a wire in a reed.
  3. A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
  4. A type of maize/corn with a relatively soft outer hull, and a soft type of starch that shrinks at maturity to leave an indentation in the surface of the kernel.
  5. A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.


  1. To impact something, producing a dent.
  2. To develop a dent or dents.


  1. A village in Cumbria, England.
  2. A surname​.

dent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dent occurs in english on average 2.7 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 dent 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 dent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to dent


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