how to pronounce habit


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habit is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is a very hard habit to shake it's so …”

meanings of habit


  1. Outward appearance; attire; dress.
  2. A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
  3. Form of growth or general appearance of a variety or species of plant or crystal.
  4. An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
  5. A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
  6. An addiction.
  7. An action performed on a regular basis.


  1. To inhabit.
  2. To clothe.

habit frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word habit occurs in english on average 25.3 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.

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

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with habit


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