how to pronounce fat


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fat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… mixes with grease and fat it transforms …”

meanings of fat


  1. Any of a series of genes and their equivalent proteins that are associated with cell proliferation.
  2. A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
  3. Acronym of File Allocation Table.
  4. An erection.
  5. A fat person.
  6. A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  7. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
  8. A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  9. The best or richest productions; the best part.
  10. Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
  11. A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe).
  12. A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
  13. A beef cattle fattened for sale.


  1. Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
  2. Thick.
  3. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
  4. Alternative form of phat.
  5. Fertile; productive.
  6. Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin.
  7. Bountiful.
  8. Of a role: significant; major; meaty.
  9. Being a shot in which the ground is struck before the ball.
  10. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  11. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich (said of food).
  12. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.


  1. To make fat; to fatten.
  2. To become fat; to fatten.

fat frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word fat occurs in english on average 68 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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