how to pronounce hat


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hat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… wanted to own a top hat that you can pop …”

meanings of hat


  1. A student who is also the son of a nobleman (and so allowed to wear a hat instead of a mortarboard).
  2. User rights on a website, such as the right to edit pages others cannot.
  3. Initialism of highest astronomical tide.
  4. The háček symbol.
  5. Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
  6. A hat switch.
  7. Initialism of hardware attached on top: a kind of expansion board for the Raspberry Pi computer.
  8. A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
  9. Initialism of human African trypanosomiasis.
  10. A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
  11. The lottery or draw itself.
  12. The caret symbol ^.


  1. To appoint as cardinal.
  2. Simple past tense of hit.
  3. To place a hat on.

hat frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word hat occurs in english on average 40.2 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 hat 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 hat can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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