how to pronounce hilt


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hilt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the hilt and see where it is so I said …”

meanings of hilt


  1. The base of the penis.
  2. The handle of a sword, consisting of grip, guard, and pommel, designed to facilitate use of the blade and afford protection to the hand.


  1. To provide with a hilt.
  2. To insert (a bodily extremity) as far as it can go into a sexual orifice so that it is impeded by the wider base to which it is attached (finger until palm, penis until pelvis).


  1. A surname​.

hilt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hilt occurs in english on average 0.9 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.

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