how to pronounce hatch


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hatch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… branches those eggs hatch and baby …”

meanings of hatch


  1. An opening through the deck of a ship or submarine.
  2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
  3. The phenomenon, lasting 1-2 days, of large clouds of mayflies appearing in one location to mate, having reached maturity.
  4. An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
  5. A floodgate; a sluice gate.
  6. A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper) — compare the phrase "hatched, matched, and dispatched.".
  7. A gullet.
  8. An opening in a wall at window height for the purpose of serving food or other items. A pass through.
  9. A trapdoor.
  10. Development; disclosure; discovery.
  11. A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.
  12. A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
  13. The act of hatching.
  14. A bedstead.
  15. A horizontal door in a floor or ceiling.


  1. To close with a hatch or hatches.
  2. (of eggs) To break open when a young animal emerges from it.
  3. To shade an area of (a drawing, diagram, etc.) with fine parallel lines, or with lines which cross each other (cross-hatch).
  4. (of young animals) To emerge from an egg.
  5. To incubate eggs; to cause to hatch.
  6. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
  7. To devise.


  1. A surname​.

hatch frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hatch occurs in english on average 4.4 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 hatch 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 hatch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) transport and travel;

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