how to pronounce jar


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The above transcription of jar is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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.

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