how to pronounce latch


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latch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… will latch onto it but very often it is …”

meanings of latch


  1. A breastfeeding baby's connection to the breast.
  2. A crossbow.
  3. A latching.
  4. A lightweight lock to protect internal structures from being modified by multiple concurrent accesses.
  5. That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
  6. Initialism of lower anchors and tethers for children.
  7. A flip-flop electronic circuit.
  8. A fastening for a door that has a bar that fits into a notch or slot, and is lifted by a lever or string from either side.


  1. To catch; lay hold of.
  2. To smear; to anoint.
  3. To close or lock as if with a latch.

latch frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word latch occurs in english on average 2.3 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 latch 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 latch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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