how to pronounce girth


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the above transcription of girth 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.

girth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… he took measurements of chest girth of …”

meanings of girth


  1. One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.
  2. A band passed under the belly of an animal, which holds a saddle or a harness saddle in place.
  3. A small horizontal brace or girder.
  4. The part of an animal around which the girth fits.
  5. The distance measured around an object.
  6. The length of the shortest cycle in a graph.


  1. To bind as if with a girth or band.

girth frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word girth occurs in english on average 0.7 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 girth 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 girth can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to girth


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