how to pronounce flatter


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the above transcription of flatter 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.

flatter is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that did not flatter off what God or the …”

meanings of flatter


  1. A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips such as watch springs.
  2. A flat-faced fulling hammer.
  3. Someone who flattens, purposely or accidently. Also flattener.
  4. Someone who lives in a rented flat.
  5. A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.


  1. To encourage or cheer someone with (usually false) hope.
  2. To enhance someone's vanity by praising them.
  3. To portray someone to advantage.
  4. To compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour.


  1. Comparative form of flat: more flat.

flatter frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word flatter occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

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