how to pronounce jar


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jar is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… cents a glass jar very little margin for …”

meanings of jar


  1. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of clay or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
  2. A jar and its contents; as much as fills such a container; a jarful.
  3. Initialism of Java archive.
  4. A clashing or discordant set of sounds, particularly with a quivering or vibrating quality.
  5. A sense of alarm or dismay.
  6. An earthenware container, either with two or no handles, for holding oil, water, wine, etc., or used for burial.
  7. The effect of something contradictory or discordant; a clash.
  8. A quivering or vibrating movement or sensation resulting from something being shaken or struck.
  9. A disagreement, a dispute, a quarrel; contention, discord; quarrelling.


  1. To quiver or vibrate due to being shaken or struck.
  2. Of the appearance, form, style, etc., of people and things: to look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
  3. To act in disagreement or opposition, to clash, to be at odds with; to interfere; to dispute, to quarrel.
  4. To (cause something to) give forth a rudely tremulous or quivering sound; to (cause something to) sound discordantly or harshly.
  5. To knock, shake, or strike sharply, especially causing a quivering or vibrating movement.
  6. To harm or injure by such action.
  7. To preserve (food) in a jar.
  8. To shock or surprise.

jar frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word jar occurs in english on average 21 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 jar 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 jar can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to jar


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