how to pronounce glitch


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the above transcription of glitch 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.

glitch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but that play yeah that's a glitch right …”

meanings of glitch


  1. A problem affecting function.
  2. A genre of experimental electronic music since the 1990s, characterized by a deliberate use of sonic artifacts that would normally be viewed as unwanted noise.
  3. An unexpected behavior in an electrical signal, especially if the signal spontaneously returns to expected behavior after a period of time.
  4. A bug or an exploit.


  1. To experience an intermittent, unexpected, malfunction.
  2. To perform an exploit or recreate a bug while playing a video game.

glitch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word glitch occurs in english on average 1.2 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 glitch 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 glitch can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to glitch


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