how to pronounce lighter


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the above transcription of lighter 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.

lighter is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and as it gets lighter the speed with …”

meanings of lighter


  1. One who, or that which, lights.
  2. A flat-bottomed boat for carrying heavy loads across short distances (especially for canals or for loading or unloading larger boats).
  3. A small, reusable handheld device for creating fire, especially for lighting cigarettes.


  1. To transfer (cargo or passengers) to or from a ship by means of a lighter or other small vessel.
  2. To transfer cargo or fuel from (a ship), lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.


  1. Comparative form of light: more light.

lighter frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lighter occurs in english on average 18.1 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 lighter 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 lighter can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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