how to pronounce dot


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dot is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of dot


  1. A small, round spot.
  2. Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen.
  3. A dowry.
  4. A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.
  5. A point used as a diacritical mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḅ, Ḃ, Ċ.
  6. Initialism of Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate.
  7. One of the two symbols used in Morse code.
  8. Clipping of dotty (“shotgun").
  9. Buckshot, projectile from a "dotty" or shotgun.
  10. A dot ball.
  11. Initialism of damage over time.
  12. A lump or clot.
  13. A weapon or ability that deals damage over time as opposed to or in addition to direct damage.
  14. A symbol used for separating the fractional part of a decimal number from the whole part, for indicating multiplication or a scalar product, or for various other purposes.


  1. To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.
  2. To mark by means of dots or small spots.
  3. To punch (a person).
  4. To mark or diversify with small detached objects.
  5. To cover with small spots (of some liquid).


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.
  2. Initialism of Department of Transportation. or Department of Transport.


  1. Dot product of the previous vector and the following vector.

dot frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word dot occurs in english on average 14.6 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.

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